Many races were of key importance to politicians and citizens alike yesterday. Yet with all the attention being taken by the State’s US Senate and US Congress races, a small yet very important tax increase made its was on the ballot.
Davidson County voted yesterday on a quarter-cent increase to their sales tax. The county’s current sales tax is 2 percent, making the total state and local sales tax 6.75 percent. The reason for this increase, to pay for a new high school.
According to a news article about the tax:
The tax is intended to raise about $2.3 million annually and allow the county to finance the construction of a new high school.The new school, to be built in the northern part of the county, would relieve overcrowding at North Davidson and Ledford high schools.