Kewaunee County sales tax approved by county board

Kewaunee County's new sales tax takes effect April 1, 2017

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KEWAUNEE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – Shoppers will pay a little extra for their purchases in Kewaunee County next year.

With a 15-4 vote, the Kewaunee County Board passed a half-percent sales tax Tuesday night.

Board members tell Action 2 News the sales tax will go into effect on April 1, 2017.

As we reported last month, the added sales tax will help the county recover some revenue it lost when the nuclear power plant closed in 2013. The plant brought in more than $700,000 in tax revenue every year, about eight percent of the county’s budget.

The Finance Committee said it made cuts where it could, but something more had to be done.

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