Tax Hike Talk


Town officials across Sullivan County are looking to take action to generate more revenue. Sullivan and Vermillion Counties have the two lowest tax rates in the state.

Sullivan, Merom and Shelburn are all in favor of hiking tax rates. The rate would go from .3% to 1.5%.

Today, we stopped by one of the two businesses in Merom to ask the owner how he’d feel about a tax increase.

“Personally, I’m not in favor of any type of tax hike, but then again, I don’t know how it’s going to affect us overall… Anything to get more money into the town would be a good thing, because Merom runs on a really tight budget,” John Sullivan, owner of Maleah’s Cafe said.

Dugger and Farmersburg still have to vote for or against the hike during their city council meetings early next week. Since Carlisle and Hymera already had their monthly meeting, they won’t vote until January when the vote will go to the county council.

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