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Jessica Dement/News Mount Vernon City Council is expected to approve legislation that would place a 1/2 percent income tax increase on the November ballot. This graphic illustrates the current income tax collected at 1.5 percent, the rate of the proposed increase, and the total collected from each employee in the city if the levy passes.

City examines need for higher tax

Less than a dozen people showed up for City Council’s public hearing on the proposed income tax increase Tuesday evening, but it still served as a starting point to discuss why the tax is needed and how best to explain it to the public.

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July 12, 2017

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