On Monday night the Senate Finance Committee debated county sales taxes again.
That bill was changed but not in a way that would keep a planned Mecklenburg county vote alive.
Generally, if you buy something in Mecklenburg county, you currently pay 7.25 percent in sales tax. The majority of that tax goes to the state, but 2.5 percent goes to the county.
The original senate proposal capped the sales tax rate every county could charge at 2.5 percent. That original senate plan passed the finance committee unanimously last Wednesday.
So what was the big change? It comes down to two words: either, or.