Got confirmation from Phil over at BJ's Tavern that the 8% sales tax does take effect Tuesday. In our business, it's just one more expense to absorb, as tax is inclusive in the price charged. That means a $3.00 Budweiser that currently sells for $2.78.4 will now sell for $2.77.7 a bottle.
For others it's a matter of keystrokes on a register or computer to change the rate, and consumer won't notice paying more.
I've never read anything about the change or an analysis on the revenues it will generate for each political subdivision that has a stake in it. I think there are 39 of them.
That's why all the town, village and yes, city officials never talked much this year as they know the extra money will make decisions easier for a couple years. When I convinced our Council to use the money next year to pay cash for a new pumper truck rather than pay bond lawyers to borrow, it never even got covered, as talking too much about that isn't what fit this year's narrative.
I do expect a flat city tax levy for at least two years as a result of this.