Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Franklin County Commissioners to vote on tax hike
Franklin County Commissioners today are expected to vote on a proposed tax increase. Commissioners are looking for ways to close a $55-million gap in the county budget.
Earlier this month, sales tax rates fell across the state by a half-penny on the dollar courtesy of state lawmakers. So, Franklin County’s sales tax dropped to 6 and a quarter percent.
Now, commissioners are considering a local sales tax increase, back to the previous 6.75%.
If approved, the higher rate would mean 80 dollars in additional sales taxes on a $16,000 car.
Prior to today’s expected vote, commissioners will conduct a final public hearing on both the proposed sales tax increase and a proposal to boost real estate transaction fees.
If commissioners approve a sales tax increase it could take effect as early as October 1st.