Gibson Co. Council votes in favor of tax increase to pay for jail expansion


GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – The Gibson County Council votes 5-to-1 in favor of a tax increase to pay for an expansion of the county jail.

The vote came after several public meetings, two vote delays, and one lawsuit against the facility.

The two percent local income tax hike will go into effect January 1, 2020.

The estimated price tag for the expansion is $30 million.

Councilman Bill McConnell cast the only “no” vote.

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(This story was originally published on October 23, 2019)

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