Policy Report

Hertford County doesn’t need a sales tax increase

posted on in Spending & Taxes

The Hertford County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $7 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.

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