Mayor Fischer to testify for optional sales tax

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The topic of optional sales tax is back in the headlines. Mayor Greg Fischer will testify on the need for it Thursday.

A new local sales tax would mean customers would play 7% instead of 6% in taxes on each purchase. Mayor Greg Fischer's uphill climb starts with state lawmakers who would ask voters statewide.

Those voters would be needed to change the Kentucky law to allow the tax.

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