Deal surfaces on sales tax redistribution in Etowah Co.

An agreement redistributes Etowah County’s one-percent sales tax.

State Sen. Phil Williams says it now funds a pay raise for sheriff’s deputies, and it provides more money for the drug enforcement unit and the district attorney’s office.

County commission records show this redistribution means cutting nine percent from most other agencies that share in the sales tax money.

The Gadsden Times reports changing the distribution of tax monies requires legislative action.