LITTLE ROCK Voters have approved measures to increase Little Rock's sales tax by 1 percent, according to unofficial results tallied Tuesday night.
The Pulaski County Election Commission reported voters approved two ballot measures by about a 54 percent to 46 percent margin.
More than 22,000 ballots - representing just under 20 percent of registered voters - were cast in the special election.
Voters were asked to approve or reject a permanent five-eighths percent tax that would fund city operations and a decade-long three-eights percent tax that would cover construction projects.
Each of the two measures passed by similar margins: the larger one with 12,033 voting for the tax and 10,257 against it. The three-eighths tax passed 12,007 to 10,277.
If the unofficial results are certified, the tax hike would go into effect in 3 months.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.
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