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Mayor says payroll tax would fund infrastructure

Liberty Mayor Steven Brown said, in an interview, that a proposed 1 percent tax on payroll for those working in city limits would fund infrastructure, among other government functions.

“To me it is a matter of fiscal responsibility,” he said.

The Liberty City Council passed a first reading of the draft ordinance on Nov. 22, which would require businesses to purchase a business license, and also submit quarterly reports on how much their employees made. The city would get 1 percent from the paycheck of every person who worked within city limits.