Judge Newsom Proposes a Fairer Way to Pay For New Jail

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom and most of the County Commissioners were in Austin several days this week.  Judge Newsom is proposing an idea that if approved by the State Legislature could result in a slight increase in sales tax here that would offset the six-cent increase in the tax rate affecting property taxes to build the $16-million County Jail.  I talked with Judge Newsom Friday morning.

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