'School' penny tax possibility advances

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Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW) -- A penny tax is one step closer to becoming a reality in Aiken County.

Legislation has been filed by Senator Tom Young, Senator Nikki Setzler, and Senator Shane Massey. This means a vote could head your way to pull a penny from every dollar for Aiken County schools.

An Aiken county board member thinks the penny tax could improve or replace most schools in the district in only about 15 years.

However, board members are left with one big obstacle before they can allow voters to choose whether or not they want the tax. By state law, a county can have only one penny tax. Aiken County Council already has one.

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