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Litigation tax passed; Amendment, however, will create shortfall for county

Published: 8:12 PM, 03/22/2013

Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NASHVILLE-Cocke County's hopes of getting a litigation tax to assist in covering costs of meeting fire codes in the Courthouse is alive, but not necessarily well, according to Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore.

Moore, along with County Attorney Carter Moore and Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes, traveled to Nashville last Wednesday for a meeting of the state House Civil Justice Subcommittee, which considered the proposed legislation.

The litigation tax sought by Cocke County was ultimately passed and referred to the full Civil Justice Committee, which will take up the matter on Wednesday, March 27.

The legislation, however, was amended, which will lessen the funds received by the county.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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