Metro Jackson sales tax bill to fund water/sewer system advances
Published: May 1,2012
JACKSON — Mississippi legislators have advanced a bill that could allow up to a 1 percent sales tax in metro Jackson to help fund improvements to the water and sewer system used by the capital city and some suburbs.
The tax would be put in place only if it’s approved by at least 60 percent of voters in affected cities.
House Bill 168 passed the House and Senate yesterday, but was held for the possibility of more Senate debate.
In the Senate, it needed 28 votes and got 29.
Sen. Hob Bryan, a Democrat from Amory, says the tax is unfair because it would be paid, in part, by people who live outside the metro Jackson area but shop there. Those people wouldn’t get a say in the local tax election.
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