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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The first reading of an ordinance implementing a one-percent occupational tax in Murray narrowly passed the city council on Thursday night. 

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On the heels of a Murray City Council vote to draft a payroll tax ordinance, county and city officials are at odds over whether the tax could be voted on in a city-wide ballot referendum.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray City Council approved Thursday night to draft an ordinance for a one-percent payroll tax, an ordinance to eliminate city stickers and a resolution to lower various taxes (property, vehicle and insurance as recommended by the committee). These ordinances would need to pass twice before they are enacted.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Plans for converting a busy street through Murray State's campus into a boulevard are nearing completion, though funding for the project remains uncertain. 

Rob Canning / WKMS

The Murray City Council has for now tabled discussion of a proposed payroll tax while approving the sale of alcohol on Sundays.  

John Null/WKMS

The Murray City Council hosted an overflow crowd Thursday night at its specially-called work meeting centered on the possibility of instituting a new occupational tax for city workers.

John Null/WKMS

The Murray City Council has narrowly passed the first reading of an amendment to the city's alcohol ordinance that would allow sales on Sundays.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Local officials are hopeful a new spec building north of Murray could help bring western Kentucky onto the national and global stage for business investment. 

Rob Canning / WKMS

Murray city officials are moving forward with plans to modify one of Murray's busiest thoroughfares after months of speculation about the future of the project.

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The City of Murray has seen an increase in panhandling over the last few years, which has the city council looking for ways to control it. After discussing public comments on Murray’s panhandlers at last month's city council meeting, Mayor Jack Rose charged the city attorney with drafting an ordinance that would make begging illegal. Thursday night the city council will get an update from the city attorney on the possible ordinance. 

How would such an ordinance impact the community?


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