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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.

Howard Wilkinson is in his 50th year of covering politics on the local, state and national levels.