Friday, April 06, 2007

Higher Purpose: Voters Approve Tax to Finance Spaceport America

The United States and United Kingdom are abuzz today with news that residents of New Mexico’s Dona Ana County approved a .25 percent increase in gross receipts tax to help fund construction of Spaceport America. The tax is expected to generate $50 million. Without the tax, Spaceport America would not be possible. Spaceport America will be built on high-desert rangeland (pictured above) outside the town of Truth or Consequences.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Local Election Creates National Buzz

Today, voters in Dona Ana county go to the polls to decide whether or not to impose a one-fourth of one percent sales tax to help finance Spaceport America and related math and science education. Typically, this sort of thing is a local story, but with the country's eye on New Mexico, it has made national news.

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