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Sales tax increase dies in county Budget Committee

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We kind of have our hands full with this property tax increase, Ash said, indicating he didnt want to push for two tax increases.


The county has 40 days since Lebanon City Council passed an ordinance on second reading on Aug. 7, to call for a referendum to increase its local sales taxes by 0.5 percent.


If the county had chosen to request its own referendum, it would have overridden the citys request and all citizens in Wilson County would have voted in November on the issue.


According to Lebanon Commissioner of Finance and Revenue Russell Lee, the increase would generate about $3.5 million for the city, if the people approve the measure in November.


Commission meets again for a regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in the commission meeting room of the Wilson County Courthouse, located at 228 E. Main Street in Lebanon.


Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at phall@wilsonpost.com.

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