Weaver Speaks Out Against Plan To Raise State Income Tax

Local State Senator Chuck Weaver speaking out against legislation that raises the state income tax. The State Senate approved Senate Bill 9 on Tuesday by a 32 to 26 vote.

Senate Bill 9 increases the individual income tax rate to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent  and the corporate income tax rate will increase to 7-percent from 5.25 percent. The legislation also imposes a 6.25-percent tax on tattooing and body piercing and new taxes of 6-percent on satellite and streaming services.