Yes Wichita coalition forms to support sales tax

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WICHITA, Kan. - A group that opposes a one-percent Wichita city sales tax has been active for weeks. Now it officially will get some competition.

A news release from "Yes Wichita" will announce its plans at a Thursday afternoon news conference downtown. Members say the city needs innovation and infrastructure to move forward.

The Yes Wichita had a bare-bones website posted Thursday morning, only showing its logo.

City officials say the tax money will be used for the transit system and a long-term water supply, as well as job creation. The Coalition for a Better Wichita has argued there's no concrete plan for spending all the tax money.

The Wichita Chamber of Commerce board endorsed the sales tax in recent days, but Koch Industries is opposed to it.

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