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The Scott County Board is holding off on approving a half-cent transportation sales tax, opting to spend more time informing the public about it.

The board has spent about two years considering the tax, and staff members have laid out a list of roadway projects that could benefit from the revenue.

The board had planned to vote April 21 on whether to implement the tax. But some commissioners said they could use a bit more time after hearing from community members who aren't clear on how the tax would work.

To remedy this, the board is planning outreach efforts to town boards, city councils, chambers of commerce and other groups. Board Chairman Jon Ulrich said he expects the process to last a few months.