Broome Wants Half-Cent Sales Tax Hike For Infrastructure Improvements

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Voters in the capital city could be asked to dig deeper into their wallets to fund local infrastructure improvements.

The Advocate reports that papers filed Thursday indicate that Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome wants the Metro Council to approve a ballot issue calling for a 30-year, half-cent sales tax increase to fund the work.

If the panel agrees, the issue would go before voters on December 8th, potentially raising $900 million in revenue.

The council is expected to render a decision at its August 8th meeting.

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