Tag: sales tax

By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville town council members deliberated Monday night whether the town should join Northampton County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), formerly the Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA). The towns of Exmore, Cape Charles, and Cheriton already belong to the group. An invitation was extended to Eastville, Nassawadox, and...
By Stefanie Jackson – The “Yes for Northampton Schools” campaign is underway to inform Northampton voters about a proposal to increase the county’s sales tax rate by 1% to help pay for about $35 million in renovations and new construction needed at Northampton High School. The upgrades will improve both...
By Stefanie Jackson – The economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have led Northampton County Public Schools to trim every inch of fat from its fiscal year 2021 budget, down to the “bare bones,” school board members said during a May 7 meeting. Chief Financial Officer Brook Thomas said when...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors are considering raising the local sales tax by one cent, collecting up to $1.4 million a year to repair and rebuild public schools. “A lot of that sales tax would be paid or generated by people who are moving through here and stop for...