VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - After nearly five hours, the Vigo County Council voted to approve a .75 percent income tax increase for residents.
The vote happened just before 11:00 on Tuesday night.
The tax increase will help pay for a new Vigo County Jail.
It was a 5-2 vote to pass the tax.
The council members that voted for the increase were Aaron Loudermilk, Vicki Weger, Bill Thomas, Tim Curley, and Mike Morris...with council members Brendan Kearns and Jim Mann voting against.
The tax increase will also help pay for public safety.
Tuesday meeting was set to start at 6:00 at the Vigo County Annex but started about 20 minutes late.
Vigo County officials had to contact the Fire Marshall over concerns of the meeting room's maximum capacity.
All of this comes after the ACLU filed a lawsuit against Vigo County.
It was filed on behalf of a former inmate in the jail.
He called the conditions unconstitutional.
This is a developing story and we will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.
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