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Douglas not easy place to talk taxes

The political landscape of Douglas County isn't particularly conducive to building or maintaining infrastructure.

Looking back over some of the biggest controversies over the past two decades, whether growth, utility service or roads, it's all about how the county has worked around the reluctance of voters to tax themselves.

Need a road? How about a water or sewer system? If you want to build you're going to need to fend for yourself.

The reality is that for most of its history, Douglas County didn't have much in the way of growth after the initial boom in the 1850s. A century …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 5, 2013 05:21PM Published Mar 5, 2013 05:20PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.