TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - It looks like at least some in Vigo County government favor an increase to the local income tax to fund the construction of a new county jail. An ordinance has been drafted that calls for a .55% increase to the local income tax rate.
-.10% would be used to fund E-911 services
-.20% has been earmarked for correctional & rehabilitation facilities
-.25% is what's called a special purpose tax
The Vigo County Council will host a public hearing at the county annex building on August 1st. The council could vote on the tax increase on August 15th.
Commissioner Judy Anderson told us this .55% increase in the local income tax rate is the lowest possible rate increase they can pass and still build a new jail. However, county leaders have yet to pinpoint a location for a new jail.
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