LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Voters in La Crosse County were asked a non-binding referendum question in Tuesday's election about adding a new tourism-related tax.
County officials are proposing a Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT) to help cover the costs of road repairs.
Under PRAT, tourism-related businesses would be taxed a half of a percent of every dollar of revenue.
The non-binding referendum asked voters what they think of the idea.
The advisory referendum passed as follows:
Yes: 8,361 54.92%
No: 6,863 45.08%
Even though the referendum passed, it will still require the approval of the state legislature and Governor Scott Walker.
It will also need 'super-majority' approval from the La Crosse Co. Board before going back to the voters in a binding referendum.
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