Frustrations arise amid new gas tax setup

HAMILTON -  The Marion County Commission voted 3-2 in favor of reallocating funds received from gas taxes after a heated debate during its regular session meeting on Monday, June 24, at the commission office in Hamilton.
Before the reallocation was approved, each of the five districts were receiving an even 20% each, a motion approved in 1971. The new reallocation changes that — Districts 1, 2 and 3 will receive 22% and Districts 4 and 5 will receive 17%.
Commissioners Tim Estes (District 4) and Bobby Burleson (District 5) both voiced their displeasure in the new proposal, as both of their districts will lose 3% of the revenue they have been receiving from gasoline sales.


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