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Hamblen Commission giving voters a third shot at sales tax

Staff Report • Mar 10, 2009 at 12:00 AM

The Morristown Citizen-Tribune is reporting that Hamblen County voters will have a third chance in May to approve an increase in the county sales tax rate.County commissioners voted 13-0 in a special meeting Monday to put the issue on the May 5 ballot. Commissioner Nancy Phillips was absent.If approved, the measure would raise the county sales tax rate by one-fourth of 1 percent or 25 cents for every $100 spent.Morristown city voters have already approved the tax hike and the city is realizing about $2 million a year from the increase. If county voters approve the increase, the county school system would receive half of that money or about $1 million.

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