Mayor Fischer, others join to push for local tax law

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 2:57 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—Louisville’s mayor and other officials joined citizens in a renewed push for the local option sales tax being presented in the General Assembly.

Mayor Greg Fischer and 17 others proposed creating a community investment commission to gather input about what type of projects could be put on the ballot under this proposed law.

Other people involved included Metro Council President Jim King, as well as the Mayor of Jeffersontown.

The local option sales tax would allow citys to put on the ballot to temporarily raise the taxes to fund a project, but a limit on the tax and the amount of the time the tax is allow would be set in the new law.

About 20 other states have similar measures and according to the WHAS11/Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll, surveying more than 1,000 Kentuckians, 60 percent support the tax.
 

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