|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
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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