County leaders in Chippewa Falls are going to need some state help to make their latest tax increase proposal a reality.
County Administrator Randy Scholz on Tuesday suggested raising the sales tax by a half-a-percent in order to pay for road repairs. The only problem is that state law doesn’t allow counties to raise sales taxes for roads. Scholz says taking Chippewa County’s sales tax from five-and-a-half percent to six percent would bring-in more than five million-dollars more each year.
County leaders could vote next month, but they’d then have to wait and see if state lawmakers would go along with their plan.