City Council To Discuss Sales Take Hike

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(Memphis) The Memphis City Council budget committee is expected to discuss a proposal for a one-half percent sales tax increase in two weeks.

The proposal came from council members Shea Flinn and Jim Strickland.

If the council decided to move forward, the proposal would have to be approved by voters.

The proposal could generate close to fifty million dollars to fund pre-k education and possibly reduce prevent property tax hikes.

If approved by voters this would take the Memphis sales tax to 9.75%.

Just last year, Shelby County voters said not to a similar proposal.