Sales Tax Decreases In Butler Co.

Butler County shoppers will find a welcome surprise on their receipts beginning Wednesday, because the local sales tax is going down to 6.25 percent.

The rate had been hiked to 6.5 percent for two years to fund a $25 million radio system for police, fire and emergency medical communication.

Now that the so-called piggyback sales tax is gone, people who shop in Butler County should notice a little extra money in their pockets.