A bill going before Kentucky lawmakers next year would set the stage for a local option sales tax. It's a bill supporters say will benefit communities and free up state dollars.
The bill would allow communities to create a new source of revenue by creating a local option sales tax. Local governments would decided how the money, a penny or less on each sale, would be spent in their communities. Daviess County Judge Executive Al Mattingly supports the bill for that reason. "It's democracy at it's best at its lowest level. It's really one of the most democratic processes that you can have in determining what projects and how to found those projects," said Daviess County Judge Executive Al Mattingly.