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Jackson's sales tax bill headed to Barbour's desk

JACKSON — Lawmakers have sent to the governor a bill to allow the city of Jackson to levy — with voter approval — a 1-cent sales tax for infrastructure improvements.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that legislative approval came yesterday.

The 1-cent hike would require 60 percent voter approval and raise the sales tax in Jackson to 8 cents, excluding groceries, hotels/motels and restaurants. If the governor signs the bill, the city would have two chances to get it passed, and, if unsuccessful, the law would repeal.

The bill would amend a previous law extending Jackson the sales tax authority to say that all of the money raised can go toward infrastructure improvements.

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

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