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    On April 4, voters in St. Clair County, IL, will decide whether they support a 1 percent sales tax increase for school facilities and whether they support a 1 percent sales tax increase to bolster public safety. Are shoppers willing to pay more for general merchandise if it goes toward helping law enforcement, firefighters and school buildings?

On April 4, voters in St. Clair County, IL, will decide whether they support a 1 percent sales tax increase for school facilities and whether they support a 1 percent sales tax increase to bolster public safety. Are shoppers willing to pay more for general merchandise if it goes toward helping law enforcement, firefighters and school buildings? Steve Nagy snagy@bnd.com
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