Sales Tax Will Increase Will Help Fight Crime If Approved By Voters

07/05/17 – 3:26 P.M.

The Hancock County Commissioners are going to be asking voters to pass a three-quarter percent sales tax. Commissioner Brian Robertson said that the tax money will support efforts to stop crime by getting them more space.

Brian Robertson

Robertson added that there are too many felons already being held in the Hancock County Jail. When there are too many, then they are forced to release some. He said that this does not make Hancock County look tough on crime.

Robertson explained that the sales tax will provide 25 cents for every $100 spent in the community and it will be a use tax

Brian Robertson

He added that since it is a use tax it will be used to support the county and its operations.