Posts Tagged ‘referendum’

Residents to vote on liquor sales during general election

by Associated Press Published: April 1,2013

Tags: alcohol, city, drinking, election, liquor, municipal, municipality, referendum, sales, vote, voter, Voting

PHILADELPHIA — A citywide referendum on liquor sales will appear on the June 4 general election ballot in Philadelphia. The Neshoba Democrat reports the board of aldermen set the date after being presented with a petition with 1,014 names certified in the city clerk’s office. State law allows county seats and towns of more than […] [...]

Voters say yes to in-city liquor/wine sales

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2013

Tags: alcohol, drinking, elections, liquor, poll, referendum, sales, vote, voter, Voting, wine

NEW ALBANY — Voters have approved the sale of liquor and wine within the New Albany city limits. Complete but unofficial returns show 57 percent of those voting approved the sale of liquor in Tuesday’s special election. State law allows county seats and towns of more than 5,000 people to vote separately from their surrounding […] [...]

One city rejects liquor, another works on newly passed law

by Associated Press Published: December 19,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, bill, city, election, government, law, liquor, municipal, municipality, package store, poll, referendum, restaurant, spirits, vote, voter, Voting, wine

ASHLAND and CORINTH — One Northeast Mississippi city’s voters have voted down legalized liquor sales while another city’s leaders have started exploring their community’s new liquor law. Ashland voters have rejected a proposal to legalize the sale of liquor inside the city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 120 voters cast ballots against the […] [...]

Voters say yes to liquor, wine sales in city

CORINTH — Voters in Corinth have decided to permit the sale of liquor and wine in the city. Beer sales already are allowed there. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported unofficial results showed 68 percent of voters approving the measure. It was the first election under a new state law that allows city-only votes on […] [...]

Community’s plan to seek resort status nixed at board meeting

by Associated Press Published: November 20,2012

Tags: alcohol, alderman, beer, city, elected officil, election, government, liquor, municipal, municipality, Politics, referendum, resort, vote, voter, Voting, wine

HOULKA — A proposal to seek resort status for the town of Houlka in Chickasaw County is being dropped. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports town officials dropped a plan to circulate a petition during a board of aldermen meeting. Resort status could allow alcohol to be sold within the city limits. Several areas in […] [...]

Voters reject additional tax on area restaurants

by Associated Press Published: November 8,2012

Tags: election, food, Politics, poll, referendum, restaurant, tax, tourism, tourism tax, tourist, vacation, visitor, vote, voter, Voting

TISHOMINGO COUNTY — Voters in Tishomingo County have defeated a proposed 1 percent additional tourism tax. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports complete but unofficial returns showed 4,158 people voted against the measure to 3,268 in favor. Supporters proposed the tourism tax as an economic and job development engine for the county. It would have […] [...]

Mayor wants vote on proposed sports complex

VICKSBURG — Mayor Paul Winfield has resurrected his plan for a sports complex and wants to put it before the voters on the June 2013 ballot. The Vicksburg Post reports in a meeting last week on the budget for fiscal year 2012-13 fiscal year budget Winfield said he would introduce the issue to the three-member […] [...]

Alderman wants referendum on bringing in gaming

LONG BEACH — Long Beach alderman Leonard Carrubba has suggested putting a nonbinding casino referendum on the November ballot. Carrubba tells WLOX-TV he wants to know if Long Beach voters are for or against a casino in their city. Long Beach voters have turned down gaming before — during two countywide votes. They rejected a […] [...]

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