Newport city leaders approve ordinance that would add tax

City leaders approve A&P tax

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) - City leaders passed an advertising and promotion tax Tuesday night during a city council meeting in Newport.

Mayor David Stewart said only one person voted against the ordinance after the third reading.

On Jan. 23, Region 8 News reported that measure would add a 3-percent tax for all hotels and motels and a 1-percent tax for all restaurants, fast food businesses, and convenience stores.

Mayor Stewart said the move will bring in more revenue for city improvements and plans.

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