Starting today, you might notice a slight decrease in your local shopping bills.
Both Bonney Lake and Sumner have lower sales tax rates starting Oct. 1, a result of the elimination of public transit.
Both towns have the same reduction – from a sales tax of 9.4 percent to 8.8 percent.
This change in sales tax rates is due to the revised Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) boundaries and the elimination of Pierce Transit services to both cities earlier this year.
Do you think savings on your shopping bill make the loss of public transportation a bit easier? Tell us in the comments.