Johnston County citizens to vote on proposed sales tax

Johnston County is proposing a half-cent sales tax to pay for salaries and benefits for local dispatchers.
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TISHOMINGO, Okla (KXII) -- A county sales tax increase will be on the Johnston County ballot on Tuesday.

Johnston County is proposing a half-cent sales tax to pay for salaries and benefits for local dispatchers.

If it passes the tax will begin in February and continue for the next five years.

County Commissioner Mike Thompson said the Johnston County Sheriff's Department has paid for dispatching in the past, but because of recent cuts, that's no longer an option.

Thompson says if the vote doesn't pass, fire departments and emergency services could have to front the bill for local dispatch.

Voting takes place from 7 a.m. to 7p.m. on Tuesday.



 
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