Proposed Chesterfield meals tax cut in half | News
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT)- A proposed meals tax has been slashed in half, which was good news for protestors who have been fighting the tax hike for months.
The protesters say the cut is still not enough. They say they don't want any type of tax hike, especially on their food bill.
The group spend most of Wednesday evening outside the Board of Supervisors meeting asking taxpayers to vote the proposed meals tax down this November.
"Yes we are making some progress," said Freddy Boisseau of the Chesterfield Taxpayer Alliance, "but we don't want a meals tax. I don't think this is the time for people to pay more for their food they want to purchase out. These are not the times to raise taxes on the people".
The group also says the county needs to increase its transparency and get its spending under control, but safety leaders argue that would go to improving schools and public safety.
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