Poinsett County voters to decide on sales tax in June

Poinsett County voters to decide on sales tax in June
Poinsett County Jail was the center of Monday night's Quorum Court meeting. (source: KAIT)

POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The Poinsett County Jail was the center of a quorum court meeting Monday night.

A decision was made to move forward with presenting residents with a 3/4-cent sales tax.

This comes after one percent sales tax on the ballot in November failed to pass.

The money would go towards the sheriff's office to be able to maintain the 22-year-old jail.

Judge Bob Cantrell said this would be a permanent tax.

Come June, it will be up for voters to decide if that tax pushes through.

He said if it does not pass it would be very difficult to operate the jail in its current state.

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