Monday, April 09, 2007

Tax on Lawsuits can fund Jail


Roane County already has an annual source of income meant to go toward jail construction - $10 collected for every case litigated in the county.

Collected since 2000, the county commission is now authorized by the state to increase this tax.

The litigation tax, collected on all criminal and civil cases in the county, will be increased from $10 to $25 if the commission approves it Monday night.