Durham food tax fails

November 5, 2008 8:26:07 AM PST
A proposed meals tax in Durham County did not pass.

Eighty percent of the money was earmarked for civic and cultural projects like Hayti and trails. Ten percent would have gone towards marketing Durham, 5 percent toward cleanup and 5 percent for workforce training.

Opponents of the tax argued the revenue would cost the people who are already burdened the most in the community.