Before it is even placed on the November ballot, a proposed 1-cent sales tax initiative is facing opposition from a new group. The Coalition for a Better Wichita launched Wednesday as about 30 people gathered at Handy Mailing, 3839 W. Dora.
Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In the coming weeks, Wichita City Council members likely will consider two alternative ballot languages that could be part of a 1-cent sales tax ballot measure in November that would generate about $400 million over the next five years.
The regional transit board gave a unanimous thumbs down Monday to a plan that would focus most early transit expansion in downtown Tampa. That plan, board members said, could leave people in the rest of the Hillsborough County standing on a corner waiting...
A state Senate panel on Wednesday endorsed a revision of local-option sales-tax laws that could, if things break right, close the door on Wake County joining Durham and Orange counties in using such a levy to fund public transit.