Morristown Mayor Sami Barile held up a jar she said contained $100 in quarters.
"If you spend this $100, this is how much more you'll pay with the sales tax increase," she told Hamblen County commissioners. "One quarter more."
The commission voted unanimously to hold a countywide referendum on raising the sales tax one-fourth of 1 cent. The tax increase will be on the ballot for the presidential primary Feb. 5.