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A proposed wheel tax for the city of La Crosse is postponed indefinitely

A proposed wheel tax for the city of La Crosse is postponed indefinitely

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A proposed wheel tax for the city of La Crosse is postponed indefinitely.

La Crosse's Judiciary and Administration Committee met Tuesday evening and decided to push back the proposal before hearing from concerned city drivers.

The tax would have been per vehicle for those that live within the city. Money raised through the tax would have been used on needed road repairs, but the city's mayor says a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration announced Monday should help in the meantime.

"And some of the other things we're trying to do, we should be able to address our street repair needs for 2019 so that pressure's off a little bit. But in 2020 and beyond we're still going to be facing those same questions,” said La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat.

A referendum question for a separate wheel tax at the County level will still appear on the November ballot for La Crosse County voters. That question will not result in an immediate tax, but would be used for future proposals.


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