Your Turn
A special election is set for June 2 on the issue of a 1-cent sales tax to help fund economic development, city services and more. The proposed tax would replace an existing half-cent sales tax set to expire. Would you support this effort?

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  • I don't know.

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The University of Kansas' Institute for Policy & Social Research monitors, collects and sorts mounds of data about our Kansas communities.

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