Second public hearing on sales tax increase held in Trumbull

Trumbull County

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – The sales tax in Trumbull County might be the next to increase in the Valley.

But that depends on Trumbull County commissioners. There was a second public informational meeting about the possible increase on Monday at the county administration building.

County leaders say the money would help alleviate cuts from Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office. People at Monday’s meeting said they would like commissioners to look through all options before making any increases.

“If they still think a tax increase is necessary, let them make the case to the people and let the people decide,” Martha Yoder of Farmington said.

Commissioners can impose the increased sales tax because it is less than a half-percent increase.

Commissioners said they will discuss all options with the county auditor before any decisions are made. If approved, the sales tax would increase from 6.75 percent to 7.0 percent.

Mahoning County’s increased sales tax went into effect April 1. That sales tax went from 7.0 to 7.25 percent.

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