Revenue from Sales Tax Increase to Fund City Worker Pay Raises

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By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  A recently passed half cent sales tax increase means city employees in Selma could see a pay raise in their future.

The increase will bring the sales tax in the city up from 9.5 to 10 cents on the dollar.
  
Mayor George Evans says the increase could generate up to 1.2 million dollars in additional revenue for the city. He says some of the money will be used to give city workers a pay raise.

"Our employees deserve a raise, they haven't had one in 6 or 7 years so some of that money will go towards a raise for our employees, how much it will be we don't know yet because we don't know what the numbers are going to be," said Evans.

The tax increase takes affect on April 1st.

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