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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bleeding Heartland: Union leaders to oppose "Destiny" tax proposal

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Desmoinesdem has previously written about Project Destiny -- a
tri-county joint venture between Polk, Dallas, and Warren Counties to
increase the sales tax in the three communities by one cent--and urged
you to vote against the plan. And now the South Central Iowa
Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, will announce on Thursday that they plan
to oppose the sales tax increase as well. From an advisory put out
today: "Union leaders say voters should consider that "basic needs"
are not being met in the three-county area. A regressive tax to
finance so-called "quality of life" efforts such as bicycle trails,
they say, should not take precedence over citizens' fundamental
needs." With strong labor opposition, who knows how the effort will
fare on Election Day, July 10th. Discussing and talking about the
proposal is no easy subject. Almost two weeks ago, CityView's cover
story was dedicated to the debate over Project Destiny. The story
offered more insight on the project, its supporters and opponents than
the Register or any other local news stations have offered. I
recommend reading the full story to truly understand the debate behind
Project Destiny.

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