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Poinsett Voters Reject Sales Tax by Nearly 2-to-1 Count

SEPTEMBER 2, 2004 - Posted at 7:57 a.m. CDT

 

HARRISBURG, AR - A proposed one percent sales tax that would have paid for running the Poinsett County jail, a 911 emergency phone system and the county's landfill has been rejected by a nearly two-to-one margin.

Of those who voted on Tuesday, 1,060 cast ballots against the proposed tax, while 535 were cast in favor.

Poinsett County Judge Doyle Hillis, the county's top elected administrator, said an increase in property taxes may now be considered.  He said the county has to do something because it can't continue to operate and keep losing money.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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