Poll: Should Palm Beach County raise sales tax rate to pay for fire rescue services?

(Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

(Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach County is considering raising the sales tax rate by a penny per dollar to help pay for fire rescue services — and the plan is facing some opposition.

Earlier this week, the Palm Beach Post reported that the county’s Fire Rescue department is one of three government agencies proposing two sales tax referendums that, if passed, would bump the county’s sales-tax rate from 6 percent to 8 percent — the highest in Florida.

One group supporting the increase says even a one-penny jump would raise more than $200 million a year for Fire Rescue, while cutting the burden on property owners.

We want to know what you think. Vote in our poll below.

Read more on the proposed referendum.

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