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Politics Chat: 2 Hamilton County Sales Tax Issues On The March Ballot

Ann Thompson

In the March 2020 primary, Hamilton County voters may be asked to repeal a 0.25% increase in the county sales tax approved by the three Democratic county commissioners. The Hamilton County GOP is mounting a petition initiative to repeal the tax.

If the GOP issue makes the ballot, it could interfere with plans for a 0.8% sales tax increase to fund improvements to the Metro bus system because the GOP issue will bring out more conservative, anti-tax voters. Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson talked about the issues with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik.