Scottsdale, Ariz. may look into whether a small sales tax increase could fund arts and culture projects that have been deferred and delayed as city revenues sagged over the past several years.

Councilwoman Linda Milhaven said an 0.2% increase in the city’s 1.65% sales tax could generate $17 million a year for a desert science center and a proposed historical museum. The 12 cities and towns in the Phoenix area levy an average city sales tax of 2.9%.

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