Commission Chair Says Cap Tax Passage Vote Of Confidence

The tax of six cents on the dollar for Sheridan County will stay the same. The Capital Facilities Tax passed Tuesday, with just over a third of the 15,000 registered voters casting a ballot.

The final count, with all the absentee ballots now in, is 3,421 over 1,636. The total number of people who voted was 5,061.

The tax is expected to raise $40 million over the next eight years, with nearly $12.6 million going to the county. Sheridan County Commission Chairman Steve Maier (MY-er) says he believes the vote means the people like the way their money's been spent.

We asked him if he was surprised at the final tally.

All the revenues from the tax will go toward infrastructure. For the complete list of how the county plans to spend the money, go to

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