McCall Voters Will Mull Tax Hikes, Minimum Wage Bump 

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McCall residents will be faced with a ballot initiative this November that would bump up sales tax by 1 percent—exempting groceries—and a 3 percent tax bump on overnight lodging.

This week's McCall Star-News reports that the McCall City Council agreed last week to place the tax measures before voters in November. Last year, a proposed 1 percent sales tax fell seven votes shy of a needed 60 percent majority to pass.

City officials said they need the extra tax revenues to fix the resort town's streets, water and sewer lines.

McCall voters will also go to the ballot to decide if they want to see an increase in  the minimum wage. A ballot initiative will ask voters if McCall's minimum wage should jump from $7.25 per hour to $8.75 in 2016, then $10.25 in 2017. If approved, tipped workers would go from $3.35 per hour to $6.56 in 2016 and $7.69 per hour in 2017.
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