How long will we pay this tax?

Since the tax for the 1997 and 2003 Programs has expired, the tax for the 2011 Program is now being collected. The 2011 tax will be collected for no more than 7 years and is currently set to expire on April 30, 2018.  If the Pennies 4 Program is approved by the voters, collections will begin on May 1, 2018 and expire on April 30, 2025.



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1. How long will we pay this tax?
2. What happens if the 2017 Pennies for Progress Program tax generates more than the $277.92 million needed for the road projects?
3. What happens if the 2017 Pennies for Progress Program tax does not generate enough money for the road projects within 7 years?
4. Can the money generated by the tax be spent on anything other than roads listed on the ballot?
5. What if I don’t trust politicians? Should I suspect that they will try to find some way to keep collecting the penny?
6. Who determined what projects will be completed?
7. Is this something the County Council can do regardless of the outcome of any public vote?
8. Who will pay the tax?
9. Will this change the way any other exempt sales items are taxed?
10. What happens if the tax doesn’t pass?