Idaho reports:  Two communities in north Idaho, Sandpoint and Ponderay, could be asking voters in November for permission to assess alocal option sales tax on goods and services, according to a story in the Bonner County Daily Bee.  The two city councils are looking at a tax of between 0.5 and 3 percent. A 60 percent approval figure is needed to enact the tax.

Ponderay and Sandpoint city councils met in joint session Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of adding a local option tax to the ballot this November. While the particulars of the proposed tax will be ironed out in the coming weeks, it will likely be a sales tax on goods and services between 0.5 and 3 percent.

Figures from the cities indicate a 0.5 percent tax bring in  $612,500 per year.  A 3 percent tax would realize$3.6 million annually.

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