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City to hold special election for sales tax

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
PIGGOTT, AR (KAIT) -

Piggott residents will have the chance to vote on whether to keep a one percent sales tax that helps fund Piggott Community Hospital.

Citizens are currently paying the one percent sales tax, but the tax will sunset this year.

The tax provides the hospital with around $30,000 each year.

Piggott Mayor Jim Poole said that money is important for keeping the hospital open.

He said he hopes people will keep the hospital in mind when voting.

"We do have to have this tax if we want to keep our hospital," he said. "We don't want to end up with the 200 jobs gone, but the most important thing about that is the life-saving part of this hospital that we have."

Citizens will vote on the issue on July 3.

If the issue is voted down, the hospital will need to find other ways to supplement the revenue.

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