Early voting begins for new sales tax in Marmaduke

MARMADUKE, AR (KAIT) - Marmaduke city officials have asked residents to pass a 1.25% sales tax in order to help the city progress.

Alderman Bill Muse said this is a necessary step for the city.

"It's gonna make improvements for the city in the long term. It's going to make a difference," Muse said. "Not only for the residents that are here, now, because you want to make improvements for them, but we're going to have improvements that are going to effect our children and grandchildren," he said.

The extra revenue, if approved, will be used to make city improvements.

Muse said should the sales tax pass, to help residents compensate, they will be reducing the monthly water bill by $3. They will also be taking one mil off of the real estate personal property tax.

Early voting will continue through Monday of next week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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