Sales tax measure defeated in special election

Team Jonesboro Chairman Scott McDaniel talks to Donnie Hague of Jonesboro the morning of the election. Photo by Stan Morris | NEA Report

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JONESBORO, Ark. – A citizen-led effort to raise taxes in Jonesboro for police, fire, and quality of life measures failed Tuesday night.

The tax was defeated by 211 votes.

Unofficial Final Results

4805 (48.93%): FOR

5016 (51.07%): AGAINST

9837 Total Ballots

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  1. Wow. Only a bit over 9 thousand folks bothered to vote. What is the total population of the Jonesboro area? Somewhat more than 60000 isn’t it?

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