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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