Bill would make way for area transit authority

By Richard Mial / La Crosse Tribune

Should local communities have the right to charge an additional half-percent sales tax to operate mass transit systems?

That’s an issue being considered in the Legislature in the last month before it ends its session for the year.

State Rep. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, said she is in favor of “empowering” local communities to take steps to shore up transit funding.

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