Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sierra County Approves Spaceport Tax

3,000 of Sierra County's 14,000 residents turned out today to vote for a sales tax increase of .25% to help pay for Spaceport America. The supporters of the spaceport won by a 2:1 margin.

While this tax will only generate a few million dollars, it enables the government to spend well over a hundred million dollars in the newly created "tax district" on developing Spaceport America.

Celebrate this positive event as the first major commercial spaceport in America (with baker Virgin Galactic) picks up steam (and payloads).

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