Hancock County Republican Party Issues Show Of Support For County Sales Tax Issue

10/24/17 – 11:21 A.M.
The Hancock County Republican Party issued a resolution of support for Issue 4. The issue raises a quarter percent sales tax to fund the jail expansion and courthouse renovation projects. The resolution from the party says that the county has to ensure there is enough space in the jail. The party added that the criminal justice system must have the tools it needs to deal with criminals.
The resolution went on to add that capital improvements are critical to keeping long-term operating costs low. They believe that the investments of this issue are critical to keeping people safe and preserving county landmarks.
Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson says that this is not an endorsement of Issue 4 but an act of support.