Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mayor uses Visual aid to promote tax hike

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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.