ARKANSAS – Alderman proposes 1/4% sales tax if other sales tax proposal fails

Alderman Bobby Long released a statement Tuesday, outlining his plans to help fund fire and police salaries if the ‘Team Jonesboro’ initiative fails.

In the release, Long would propose an ordinance for a ¼% tax increase that would only address the needs of the fire and police, nothing else.

This ordinance takes aim at the ‘Team Jonesboro’ 1% sales tax increase that would fund both public safety initiatives and fund amenities.

Long’s ordinance would take the current sales tax from 8.5% to 8.75% and bring in an extra $4.5 million to be used for additional fire stations, equipment, and staff needed for police and fire.

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august 27, 2019