Crittenden County Sales Tax

DECEMBER 21, 2005 - Posted at 11:45 a.m. CST

CRITTENDEN COUNTY, AR -    Voters in Crittenden County will decide whether to raise their sales tax by a quarter of a cent to keep county government from running a deficit.

The increase would bring the county sales tax to two cents on the dollar. The current tax generates about nine-point-four million dollars per year, but the money is shared with municipalities.

The vote on the tax hike will be held during a regular election, possibly in november.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)