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City, county reach lawsuit settlement
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City and county officials ended a 40-year agreement and two years of litigation Monday night. A new 25-year agreement will take its place.According to the new contract, 4 percent of the local option sales tax given to the county under the original contract will be returned to the city monthly from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Each year, beginning July 1, the amount returned increases by 4 percent.