Lawrence County voters approve sales tax increase

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Poll results in Lawrence County show the vote for the half-cent sales tax increase passed.

According to the county clerk's office, the 1/8 cent tax was approved with 834 voting For and 611 Against.

The 3/8 cent tax passed with 844 For and 597 Against.

The sales tax increase will pay for a new county jail.

The vote was made after the county was told the current jail has to be renovated, expanded or rebuilt.

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