Voters in Poinsett County approve half-cent sales tax

Voters in Poinsett County approve half-cent sales tax

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 618 For - 402 Against. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of...

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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