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Voters in Poinsett County approve half-cent sales tax

Updated: Aug. 14, 2019 at 7:01 AM CDT
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POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) -Voters in Poinsett County approved a half-cent sales tax in a vote Tuesday evening.

According to Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder, the vote passed with a 618 (61% for) to 402 (39% against) vote.

The new tax will allow for repairs to the Poinsett County Jail.

The 1/2% sales tax passed. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Poinsett County for voting...

Posted by Poinsett County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

It also raises the tax rate from 1.25% to 1.75% beginning January 2020.

Molder said he wants the advisory panel and form a plan to discuss priorities, including getting into compliance with the jail standards.

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