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Blaine County housing crisis prompts possible new tax

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Affordable housing has reached a crisis point in Blaine County as real estate prices continue to skyrocket.

Ketchum officials want to raise $1.5 million for affordable housing through a local option tax, which could be on the ballot in May. Then it would be up to voters and the initiative would need 66% of the vote to pass.

Amanda Breen is a member of the Ketchum City Council and she sat down with Morning Edition host George Prentice to talk about affordable housing.

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