Sandoval County approves sales tax increase to pay for jail repairs


Sandoval County Commissioners approved a sales tax increase to keep the jail from falling apart. 

The 30-year-old jail needs $5 million worth of repairs. 

Thursday night, commissioners approved an eighth-of-a-cent tax increase to fix things like chipping concrete walls and jail cell doors. 

It will cost most people an extra $12.50 per year. 

People will not see the increase reflected in their purchases until January 2019. 

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