1-cent sales tax increase passes in Palm Beach County

Posted at 6:01 AM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 09:21:26-05

A one-cent sales tax increase passed Tuesday night in Palm Beach County, which will help generate more than $2 billion in revenue over the next decade.

The money generated from the penny tax will be used to fund schools, county and municipal infrastructure projects. 

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The extra money will generate an estimated $2.7 billion over 10 years. 
The school district will get half of that revenue.

The county will get a third, and the remaining 20 percent will be split among the 39 municipalities according to population.