County mayor vetoes budget, 18-cent tax increase

2:10 pm | July 18, 2013

Citing contradictions with Tennessee state law, on Thursday afternoon, County Mayor Leon Humphrey vetoed the budget that was approved Monday by the Carter County Commission.

The budget, which included an 18-cent increase in the county’s property tax, was approved after several hours of deliberation and compromise.

According to Humphrey, the commission’s decision was contradictory to a section of the Tennessee Code Annotated that refers to the adjustment of a county’s Debt Service Fund.

For more details on this story, look in Friday’s edition of the STAR.

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