Higher sales tax in St. Lawrence County is nearing as Governor Cuomo hinted at support for the biggest tax hike in county history....if the locals beg for it. The County Legislature already is, but for maximum political cover, the state legislators from the county must as well.
To do that, the three Senators will have to hear a chorus of "we want higher taxes" from all the electeds. They will do that if their municipality is getting a little piece of the larger pie.
That's why some of the increase is being spread around to the towns, villages and the City of Ogdensburg, which as signatory to the distribution deal would gain about 33% in its revenue from sales tax.
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