The Ritz Maneuver 

The county commission’s chairman-elect pulls off a hat trick by proposing a county sales tax hike.

Shelby County commissioner Mike Ritz — both the commission's chairman-designate and, paradoxically, its leading maverick — pulled off a legislative hat trick on Monday, successfully steering a resolution through the commission that enables a half-cent sales tax referendum proposal on the November…

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