KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - The City of Kennett will not be participating in the Missouri Back to School Sales Tax Holiday this weekend, but the decision to opt out was not made by the mayor and his administration.
According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, Kennett has been on the opt-out list since 2006, and cities can only be removed by passing an ordinance.
"I could only imagine it was budget concerns. Besides that I wouldn't know," he said. "I can say the city, as far as budget concerns, we wouldn't have that concern as of now."