Politics Blog

Town Hall In Ward 1 Set For Tonight

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and the City of Jackson is hosting another Town Hall meeting tonight to discuss the 1-percent local sales tax option. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church at 6000 Old Canton Road in Ward 1.

City leaders are putting the option for the tax to voters next Tuesday ( Jan. 14). If passed, it would levy an extra 1-percent on all sales in the city except groceries, prescription drugs, cable TV packages, hotel rooms and food and beverages at restaurants.


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