After three years, voters finally to weigh in on sales tax

JACKSON — A local option sales tax that has sat on the books for three years finally will be offered to Jackson voters.

The Clarion-Ledger reports the Jackson City Council yesterday voted to raise sales taxes one cent on every dollar, on the condition that voters approve in a referendum the higher rate

By law, the proceeds all would be earmarked for infrastructure projects, including water and sewer systems, drainage and roads. The mayor and city council would control the specifics of how the money is spent but within the confines of a master plan created by the oversight commission.

The vote passed 5-1, setting a special election for Jan. 14.

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