Manatee County voters to weigh in on half a percent sales tax increase

MANATEE COUNTY - Voters in Manatee County have a chance to weigh in on a sales tax increase today. The proposal involves raising the sales tax from six and a half percent to seven percent to finance health care for the poor. The move is expected to generate $23 million a year. Most purchases over $5,000 would be exempt from the tax.

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