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Last Word on higher sales tax, March 14

Last Word on higher sales tax, March 14

Sales tax increase

It looks as though the new Tourism Council under the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance will have nine voting members to direct our new collected tax revenue. Three members will be elected officials and the other six, otherwise known as the controlling votes, will be from the private sector. What a novel thought. What could possibly go wrong?

I, too, am annoyed at a sales tax that was passed without adequate input from the affected citizens. I just emailed Gov. Northam requesting that he veto bill SB942, the “Tommy tax.” I selected “Virginia Resident” as my affiliation. Go to