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Dozens voice concerns about proposed sales tax hike

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Dozens of people came out Tuesday night to voice their concerns about a proposed sales tax increase.

The Madison City Council held a meeting at City Hall.

The proposal is to raise the sales tax from 8.5 percent to 9 percent. The extra money would pay for the city's capital improvement plan.

Some residents are undecided about the issue, and some are against it.

"It's ludicrous to even bring this to us when you are not even in the council six months. Think about your citizens," said Margi Daly.

"I think any tax increase should be put to the vote of the public on the ballot and whether I'm for it or against it is not my primary endeavor. Right now, I just want the public to be able to vote on it," David Hackney said.

If the tax is approved, Madison would join other cities like Florence and Decatur that have a 9 percent sales tax.

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