Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Mercer to decide on PRAT tax in Tuesday election

MERCER, Wisc. — Town of Mercer voters will decide whether or not to pass a half-cent consumer tax to pay for roads and infrastructure spending in an Election Day referendum on Tuesday.

Voters may choose yes or no to the ballet question, “Should the Town of Mercer levy 0.5% (one half cent on the dollar) sales tax on tourist related retailers, as described in Wisconsin State Statute 66.1113(1)(d) to pay for transportation and public safety infrastructure?”

The question posed is a proposed Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT) that Mercer is eligible to utilize as a municipality with at least 40% of its...