Whether St. Lawrence County get's its higher sales tax really now depends on whether both houses in Albany approve the home rule legislation needed to raise the tax.
So far I hear only the Senate budget bill has it included, while the Assembly version does not.
If its in the Senate version that means the three GOP Senators representing the county must be on board. Enough local pols have begged and groveled for the higher tax, it is now clear political cover has been achieved.
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