Legislator wants to ask Utahns if ZAP tax should continue

It is called the RAPZ tax in Cache County, elsewhere in the state it is the ZAP tax for Zoos, Arts and Parks. The tax helps fund numerous community projects throughout the state.Should the ZAP tax be re-authorized? On KVNU’s For the People program Wednesday, Republican State Representative Greg Hughes said he is sponsoring a resolution that would make this a non-binding ballot question.”It’s a .15 percent tax,” Hughes explained. “It would be assessed across the state for cultural resources that all kinds of counties and all throughout Utah we enjoy. “Is there a priority with taxpayers to support something like that? It would be a yes or no question. I would liken it, if you listened to the debate, to the surveys that lawmakers send out to their district during the legislative session to get that feedback.”Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon supports the re-authorization of the RAPZ tax and says it has benefited every community in the county. Local legislators Jack Draxler, R-District 3, and Curt Webb, R-District 5, reportedly oppose the ZAP tax but Rep. David Butterfield, R-District 4, supports it.

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