The office of Attorney General Jack Conway offered an informal opinion Tuesday that shed some light on the laws the hospital district must follow to levy a tax.
County Judge Executive Ann Melton requested the Attorney General opinion after the hospital board voted to levy a 3.7 cents tax per $100 assessment after having a zero tax for 15 years.
The letter of advice, signed by Assistant Attorney General Matt James, emphasizes that it is not a formal opinion but hopes the views expressed in the letter will provide the community some assistance.
The AG’s office advises that the hospital’s attempt to establish a tax following a zero tax is subject…
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By Sharon Burton