Broome Wants Half-Cent Sales Tax Hike For Infrastructure Improvements

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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