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Weirton Plans To Create Sales Tax Under Home Rule Program

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Weirton City Council plans to establish a city sales tax under the state's home rule program.

The City Council plans to ask the West Virginia Home Rule Board to approve an amendment to Weirton's home rule plan implementing a 1 percent sales tax.

The Weirton Daily Times reports that a resolution authorizing the city manager to submit the amendment to the board received the City Council's unanimous approval on its first reading. The resolution will undergo a second reading at a special council meeting before it's submitted to the board.

Weirton is among more than a dozen cities chosen in 2014 to participate in the home rule program. The program gives municipalities a larger say in how they govern by shifting power from the state to the local level.

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