Sullivan County

Liquor-by-the-drink taxes debate is brewing in Sullivan County

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - Sullivan County Commissioners met on Monday to discuss issues, including liquor-by-the-drink taxes.

The Tennessee Attorney General says cities like Kingsport and Bristol should share more liquor-by-the-drink tax money with the county. Sullivan County Commissioners say the city of Bristol owes them about $700,000, while the city of Kingsport may need to fork over $1.2 Million.

The Attorney General argues the money should go to the schools. Sullivan County Attorney Dan Street says, they have until June 1st to decide whether or not they want to sue for the money

Street continues by saying, "But I think the idea is for the County Representative, the Chairman of the County Commission, along with myself to go talk to the cities and pursue this in civilized fashion and see where we might end up."

The Commissioners will have a meeting on May 29th to decide how to move ahead with this issue.

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