Brown Co. supervisors approve half-percent sales tax
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Brown County supervisors voted 23-3 last night in favor of a half-percent sales tax to fund a variety of projects.

The tax goes into effect January 1, 2018 and expires in six years.

It will raise a total of  $147 million for capital projects that include improving roads, dealing with an overcrowding issue at the jail and improving the library.

Supervisor Guy Zima voted against it.   

$15 million will go toward building a new $93 million expo hall, the rest of the money will come from a hotel room tax. County executive Troy Streckenbach needs to convince municipalities to agree to that hotel room tax.

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