Thursday, August 31, 2006

Cannon County voters may vote on 1 cent sales tax increase

"The Budget Committee wanted to raise the property tax rate by a nickel (in the current fiscal year budget) with money going to education and the general fund," she said. "But we knew we didn't have the votes from the other commissioners."

Cannon County School Board Chairman Tommy Hale said the proposed sales tax increase spreads out the taxes.

"It doesn't put as much of a burden on the property owners," he said.

A sales-tax increase will not mean there will never be a property-tax increase, Gannon cautioned. "It's something the people need to look at and educate themselves about."