Talladega Council passes tax increase

By Alan Collins

TALLADEGA, AL (WBRC) - The Talladega City Council passed a one cent sales tax increase Monday.

The increase would raise nearly one million dollars per year. Fifty percent of that money would go to infrastructure projects, including road and bridge improvements. Twenty-five percent would go to the city's operational budget which funds city government, and the remaining 25% would go into a savings account as a "rainy day fund."

The council will have to vote again on the issue in 3 years. Without the one cent sales tax increase, the city would have considered cutting jobs and road work.

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