Asheville Mayor No Fan of Senate Sales Tax Plan
State lawmakers in the House and Senate are trying to reconcile two competing budget plans. The Senate plan includes a change to the way sales taxes are distributed to favor rural counties over more urban ones like Wake, Mecklenburg, and Buncombe. WCQS’s Jeremy Loeb spoke with Asheville mayor Esther Manheimer about what the plan would mean for Buncombe County and the city of Asheville. They also touched on the city budget and county room tax.