Charleston leaders united in support of half penny increase

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — A tax increase is on the ballot this month for Charleston County.

The proposal, which asks for a half penny sales tax increase for the next 25 years, will be discussed in a  press conference at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Mayor John Tecklenburg and former Mayor Joe Riley will be among several Charleston leaders attending in support of the plan. The conference that will be held at 8:00 a.m. will discuss projects the estimated $2.1 raised will support.

The purpose of the tax is to fix local traffic problems and include the widening of Dorchester and Main Road.

News 2 will be attending the meeting and will continue to bring updates on this story.


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