Alexan­der vot­ers back sales-tax rise

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ARKANSAS -

Vot­ers passed in Alexan­der a 1 per­cent­age-point nar­rowly raise in the city’s sales and use tax for the town’s gen­eral fund, ac­cord­ing to non­cer­ti­fied re­sults.

Com­plete but un­of­fi­cial re­sults showed: For . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Against . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

The tax passed by one vote in Pu­laski County (5-4) and by three votes in Sa­line County (54-51). Alexan­der is in both coun­ties.

If the re­sults are cer­ti­fied show­ing pas­sage, this would in­crease the town’s lo­cal tax from 2 per­cent to 3 per­cent. The new tax rate would take ef­fect Jan. 1.

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