County Commissioners Mull Sales Tax Increase

One county in the East is talking about raising its sales tax, but only if voters give them go-ahead.

Two Lenoir County Commissioners, Linda Sutton and Reuben Davis, are on the record now as saying they want to put a sales tax increase on the ballot in November. That's according to the Kinston Free Press.

Lenoir County's sales tax is currently on par with most counties, at 6.75%. Some counties, including Pitt and Martin, have a 7% sales tax to help fund education.

The Kinston Free Press reported the additional revenue in Lenoir County could help expand the county jail.

Voters defeated a sales tax increase in Lenoir County in 2007. Voters passed a bond referendum to fund school construction in 2006.

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