Richmond Times-Dispatch: Henrico pitches plan to get meals tax authority

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Thursday November 8, 2012:

At [last] Wednesday’s special meeting of the Henrico Board of Supervisors, County Manager Virgil R. Hazelett and his lieutenants implored the state legislators to persuade their peers to pass a bill authorizing the county to implement a restaurant meals tax — the suggestion was 4 percent — without submitting the proposal to a referendum vote.

“We know this will be controversial,” Hazelett said.

And it almost certainly will be. Lobbyists for the restaurant industry are likely to question any such bill. Anti-tax conservatives are expected to offer resistance. (read more)

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