Weirton Plans To Create Sales Tax Under Home Rule Program

Aug 12, 2015

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

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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.