Proposed Half Cent Tax for Mental Health Services in Winn. County
In 2018, there were 235 deaths related to mental illness, just in Winnebago County. More mental health resources are needed.
On March 17, voters will be asked whether or not a half cent sales tax should be added to help the county offer more mental health services. More resources means more lives saved.
According to Yes We Care 815's Facebook page:
Most counties fund mental health services through property taxes. We believe that a small ½ cent sales tax can meet community needs – rather than increasing property taxes.
Just one penny for every two dollars spent could add up to as much as $13 million yearly, according to a recent estimate at MyStateline.com.