Arkansas Tech vs. Harding
The Hamilton County Commission is torn on Mayor Jim Coppinger's proposed 34 cent tax increase.
Coppinger's 2020 budget, proposed to the commission on Wednesday, includes a massive tax increase to benefit the county school district, which has the commission divided.
Though the budget will not be voted on until June 26 and no answers are final, many commissioners have expressed their opinions on the tax and overall budget:
District 1-Randy Fairbanks: No
Fairbanks told the Times Free Press after the meeting that he will not vote for the tax increase this soon after approving one in 2017.
"The information I've got from [my constituents] so far makes it clear that a tax increase is off the table for me this time," Fairbanks said.