Jackson County commissioners have agreed to pay a lobbying firm $20,000 to help the county secure about $750,000 per year in funding to pay for the operations of the jail and juvenile detention center through 2020.
Financial consultant Eric Reedy told commissioners Tuesday the additional 0.1 percent the county was allowed to collect through the county adjusted gross income tax expired in 2011. That tax was established in 1998 and makes the county’s total adjusted gross income tax rate 1.1 percent.
“You can lobby the issue through the General Assembly to get it re-established,” Reedy said. “We will receive (tax income from) it next year, but not the year after. It will take the General Assembly to reauthorize it.”
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