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House Bill SB1158 Inches Forward

The Hopkins County recommended Bill to offer voter’s a chance to increase the local sales’ tax in Hopkins County has been placed on the docket for discussion in the Texas Senate Finance Committee.  Senator Hall, the Bill’s sponsor, surely will be invited to the Finance Committee to explain the Bill, but is not listed yet on the agenda.  The meeting, which will take place April 21st at 9:00 am, will most likely be just a reading and explanation of the Bill to the committee members, but is the next step in the process.  The Bill has been mired in controversy since its last minute filing on March 17th.  Since then, it has been the subject of much discussion with those in favor of the bill wanting to give the voter’s a chance to raise our local sales tax up to 1/2 of a percent to pay off the bonds that are building our new jail.  Those opposing the Bill, including a majority of the City Council of Sulphur Springs, contend that the rise in sales tax will stymie retail sales and business growth.   Lots of questions have been raised over the details of the Bill, but until it has made it out of committee and sent over to the House, the final draft cannot be determined.  Keep checking back with for updates on the progress of SB1158.

Author: Chad Young

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