Jefferson City voters approve sales tax extension
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The latest sales tax extension drew 2,145 in favor. Only 572, or 21.05 percent, voted against it.
Turnout for the ballot measure was higher than anticipated, with a 9.66 percent turnout. County Clerk Marvin Register had predicted a 4 to 5 percent turnout, largely due to the excessive heat and humidity.
Sales Tax F, the sixth installment in the Jefferson City sales tax since 1987, is estimated to bring about $26 million to the city’s capital improvements budget. The tax will begin April 1, 2012, and last five years.
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