PORT HURON (WWJ/AP) – A tax increase for a sheriff department drug task force could go before voters in St. Clair County in August.

Sheriff Tim Donnellon’s proposal to double the tax moved through during Thursday committee meetings, according to The Times Herald of Port Huron. It is set to go before the full board of commissioners April 21.

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The tax currently means that someone who owns a $100,000 home would pay about $14 a year. The increased tax would bump that up to $28.

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Donnellon says that in the 35 years of the tax being levied, the county hasn’t asked for an increase. He says the task force is spread thin, and that the team could cover more ground if funding is increased.

According to Donnellon, the tax currently collects about $1.5 million annually.

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