Suit Filed in Cole County

7 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, August 05 2010 Aug 5, 2010 Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:50:00 PM CDT August 05, 2010 in News
COLE COUNTY - Cole County Sheriff Greg White filed suit this week against the Cole County Commission, trying to hang on to sales tax money he said was intended to run his department and not fund county administration.

It all began in 2007, when Cole County voters passed a half-cent law enforcement sales tax.

The purpose of the tax was to provide law enforcement services to the county, specifically to fund Sheriff's White operation and build a new jail.

White says the county commission has taken almost $600,000 in administrative fees and professional service fees.

This year, after getting another bill just short of $300,000, White says he's had enough, and he's taking the commission to court.

White says he is not even sure the commission has the authority to take this money from the tax, but even if it can, he wants to know where all that money is going.

No one from the county commission was available for comment.

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