As the Manitowoc County Board continues to discuss the possible implementation of a half percent sales tax, Brown County’s 72 month trial period with the tax began yesterday. In May, the Brown County Board approved the trial period for the tax, and estimates a collection of $147 million over the six years. The money collected is being split between several areas, including Roads and Infrastructure, the Jail and Mental Health Facilities, and Libraries getting the most. Time will tell the effectiveness of the new tax.