County Jail Sales Tax Bill Stalled in Committee
Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom says Senate Bill 1158, which will allow the county to pay for their new County Jail using an increase in the sales tax in lieu of property taxes with voter approval, remains in a Senate committee. State Senator Bob Hall has requested a hearing for the bill. The bill would still have to navigate its’ way through the House. The current Legislative session goes through the end of May.
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