Alcohol tax boosts city coffers in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Booze is giving a boost to city coffers in Jonesboro.

Beginning in July, the city increased from 3% to 5% its tax on gross alcohol sales at private clubs.

As a result, city officials say revenue to the city nearly doubled in July to more than $20,000. The city uses the money for alcohol law enforcement and education.

So far this year, the alcohol tax paid by the city's 20 clubs and restaurants has generated more than $109,000 for the city.

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