Voters in Peoria County vote against a tax hike on road construction

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Peoria County voters voted against a tax hike involving road improvements throughout the county.

Officials asked voters to authorize the county to increase its share of sales tax by 1/2 percent to pay for road improvements in Peoria County. This sales tax increase would have ended after 12 years.

“There are 351 miles of roads in Peoria County,” said County Administrator Scott Sorrel in a recent interview with WMBD. “They are in deteriorating fashion and are in need of life cycling replacements.”

The Peoria County Board held public meetings throughout October to educate voters on the sales tax referendum on the midterm ballot.

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