County-level taxing authority?
August 7, 2012 11:36 AM Subscribe
What states, other than Tennessee, restrict county-level taxing authority to a single elected body?
posted by John Borrowman to Law & Government (5 answers total)
School boards in Tennessee do not have the authority to levy school taxes. They must go hat in hand every year to a County Commission. This can result in some unforeseen power dynamics.
(Rather than roll over and take a $7 million cut, after years of cuts, the Sumner County School Board has simply declined to open the schools. Story can be found online elsewhere.)
What other states restrict county-level taxing authority to a single elected body like in Tennessee?