Monday, July 23, 2007

Wheel Tax Voted Down in Washington Cnty


This morning, Washington County, Tennessee commissioners voted down a wheel tax on its first reading.

The proposal on the table:  implement a 50 dollar wheel tax to generate funds to pay for more than 130 million dollars in building projects and to pay off some of the county's debt.

For a wheel tax to be enacted, it must be approved by two-thirds of the commission on two separate readings.

Today, citizens showed up at the commission meeting to voice their concerns about the tax.