JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson's additional 1 percent local sales tax kicks in Saturday, but with a list of exemptions designed to be easy on the pocketbooks of low-income residents.
Food and medications are among items excluded from the additional tax
The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1jF0Jjf ) some 90 percent of city voters approved a referendum last month creating a one-cent sales tax on certain purchases that is projected to generate $12 million to $15 million annually toward a $2 billion citywide upgrade of Jackson's infrastructure.
Marlana Walters, owner of The Everyday Gourmet, is hopeful the infrastructure improvements will attract shoppers and new businesses to the city.
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com
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