Pike County Redistributing Sales Tax

Pike County could loose nearly $750,000 if the state Senate continues to stall, according to Pike County officials.

The Pike County Commission wants to redistribute the county's one-cent sales tax and create a new voting center.

Since the county must go through the Senate for the local act, officials are waiting on the Senate's gridlock to end.

The one-cent sales tax was created in 2003, with all proceeds from it going to the school system.

The new plan would give 75-percent of the money to schools and keeping the remaining 25-percent for county expenses.

According to the Associated Press, some Senators were in Montgomery try to work out an agreement to get the Senate moving Thursday.

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