What do the two have in common, you might ask? They were brought up during a meeting at Joel Coliseum between local elected officials and local members of the General Assembly. Winston-Salem City Council member Robert Clark and state Rep. Debra Conrad debated concealed handguns in city parks, while the city’s legislative agenda included “a request for permission to increase the 5 percent tax charged by car-rental companies to 8 percent to boost revenue,” considering the fact that “(c)ar-rental tax revenue is a “significant component” of the authority’s revenues and has declined significantly.”
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