would you vote YES or NO on a luxury tax that added $0.10 to every purchase of an item you had a choice in buying or not--let's say a latte.
the "coffee houses" who collect this additional $0.10 per cup tax are on an "honor" system for turning that money in to the county.
the money raised would fund preschool and day-care programs as well as pay raises for child-care providers.
the tax would not apply to regular coffee and small businesses with gross receipts of less than $50,000 a year.
Proponents say the tax is modest, applies to a "luxury" item, and will pay for valuable programs that in the long run will produce children who do better in school.
Opponents say the tax is unfair and that espresso has no logical link with child care. Businesses argue the tax would hurt the economy and might be difficult to administer.