Columbia 3% tax referendum passes with 76% of vote
Updated: May. 6, 2019 at 9:32 PM CDT
COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Residents in the city of Columbia headed to the polls on Monday to vote to raise the sales tax for restaurants and hotels by three percent.
The results are as followed:
• 531 voted in favor (76 percent)
• 168 voted against (24 percent)
The revenue from the tax increase is expected to bring an additional $750,000 for recreation and infrastructure projects. It would expire in 2023 but can be renewed.
The tax increase will go into effect on July 1.
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