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Let counties decide their own sales tax fate

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While this page has almost always favored the use of property taxes over sales taxes to raise money for local services, we’ve also felt that the municipalities where the taxes get levied should be the ones that decide whether to levy them and by how much. That’s certainly how it works for property taxes. But when it comes to sales taxes, locals have always needed the state’s permission via home-rule legislation; and even once they ...

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April 20, 2013
8:11 a.m.

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If you do not need to jump through a myriad number of hoops to raise taxes then in essence you are making it easier to raise taxes by not having to go through the legislature. We should keep it as it is. Let the localities justify to the legislature why they cannot have the lowest sales tax in the state like Saratoga County has. Let the localities justify why they want higher taxes.