Barbour County Commissioners passed a measure Tuesday night to increase the sales tax in the county by one cent.
50-percent of the revenue generated by the increase will go to the general fund, helping increase city employees salaries.
The other half will be split between the school systems and the public buildings and roads.
The measure now heads to the legislature in Montgomery for a vote.
If passed, it will take two to three months for the new tax to take effect.