Hawkins County

Still rolling: Petition drive for wheel tax in Hawkins rolls on

A petition drive is showing momentum to force Hawkins County’s plan for a wheel tax increase to a voter referendum.

Some petitions were turned in Monday containing hundreds of signatures. Organizers have set a Wednesday deadline for the drive.

The $40 increase brings the annual wheel tax to $67 dollars. If it goes to a vote at the polls and is voted down, the county budget would be in jeopardy.

Opponents say it’s a burden on residents trying to make ends meet.


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