Tuesday 21 Jan 2020

County To Put Sales Tax Increase On The Ballot Again

Once again, Wayne County voters will be asked to approve a sales tax increase to benefit the county’s schools.

Tuesday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution “to place a one-quarter of one cent Local Option Sales Tax on the March 2020 Primary.”

County Manager Craig Honeycutt read the resolution to the county board and said the measure would generate approximately $2.6 million annually for school construction.

Gas, prescription medication, and non-prepared food or groceries would be exempt from the sale tax increase.

Commissioner Wayne Aycock stated the county schools “need this.”

Commissioner Ray Mayo says providing new funds for school construction and improvements is one of the top priorities for the coming years.

A similar sales tax increase to fund projects in the Wayne County school system failed to gain voter approval in November of 2018.

One Comment

  1. Sadtosay says:

    Can’t imagine the people of Wayne County passing this. They already voted it down once and have shown time and time again that they really don’t care about quality schools. Until something changes in the population here, you can forget doing anything to improve the school system.


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