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Mercer passes tax measure to fund local roads


August 20, 2018


MERCER, Wis. — With its lakes and trails, Mercer is a popular destination for those visiting Iron County and Wisconsin’s Northwoods. The town is now looking to those visitors to help fund necessary road repairs, as the town board recently passed a Premier Resort Area Tax on certain purchases.

“This is the best way for tourists to share in the cost of maintaining town roads,” Town Chairman John Sendra told the Daily Globe. “In lieu of a PRAT tax, real estate taxpayers would still have to pay for road repairs and construction. … The r...

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