While even the Chamber of Commerce has joined the chorus in St. Lawrence County for an increase in the sales tax from seven to eight percent, a local media leader is arguing the public is misguided in its clamor for higher taxes and that the County has done little to reduce spending.
The way you get this hike approved is to created a public stampede for higher taxes on the premise property taxes will go down. They will not. They will stabilize for a time while the impact of higher revenue is absorbed. This tax hike, along with a minmum wage hike is a big drain on the local economy, Ms. Lyon opines in the Journal.
She is right, but the deal is just about done...It looks like the tax will rise.
The Journal | The misguided view of those who want a sales tax increase