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Sen. Cook explains why he opposes 1/4-cent sales tax for dredging

Posted on June 25, 2015

By Irene Nolan, Island Free Press

In a statement this evening, Sen. Bill Cook explained why he opposes a 1/4-cent sales tax without a referendum that has been requested by the Dare County Board of Commissioners to pay for dredging of the county’s inlets.

At the board’s request, Rep. Paul Tine introduced the bill, House Bill 388, in late March. It passed the House in a matter of days, but has been stalled in a Senate committee.

Cook notes in his statement that Dare County already has the authority to raise the sales tax — with a referendum.


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