Tomorrow's the day, my friends. So bend over and close your eyes, 'cause here it comes.
County legislators will vote Wednesday on a sales tax measure that has both political and financial consequences.
The 29 lawmakers are being asked to enact a .75 percent sales tax in place of the 1 percent levy that expires on Nov. 30. What they decide will have major impact on next year’s county budget and property taxes...
Enacting the sales tax is a way "to avoid a major property tax increase," said County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., who favors the measure. But even with the sales tax, Picente projects an unspecified hike in property taxes — saying only that it will be "more" if the .75 sales tax measure fails muster tomorrow. The .75 percent tax would bring in about $19 million next year.
Every one of these people is up for election in November. Marcellus Wallace ain't gonna be their bitch, no way, no how. Are you?