Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 1, 20169min1055

A 28-year-old sales tax that has helped Metro Denver arts and cultural groups and facilities survive economic downturns and thrive is before voters in seven metro area counties in the Nov. 8 general election. Ballot Issue 4B seeks to extend the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District's 0.1 percent ( one cent on every $10) sales tax due to expire on June 30, 2018, to June 30, 2030. The amount of the sales tax would remain unchanged.