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Capital City Gets Sales Tax Increase

JACKSON, Miss. – If you plan on buying anything in the capital city, starting in March, the sales tax will be been bumped from seven to eight cents. Jackson residents voted on that one percent increase Monday. Leaders say the money will be used to improve the city’s crumbling infrastructure. Almost 90 percent of voters were in favor of the tax.

The new sales tax is estimated to generate $15 million each year totaling to around $300 million over its 20 year course.

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