Buchanan County voters approve capital improvement tax extension

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Buchanan County voters Tuesday approved the renewal of the quarter-cent capital improvement sales tax with 71% voting yes.

The sales tax includes an 8-year sunset clause.

According to Presiding Commissioner Lee Sawyer the $3.5 million generated annually by the tax helps with capital improvement projects as well as economic development.

According to the Buchanan County Clerk, voter turnout was 9.3%