Sales Tax Referendum

Mid-South News
4:36 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Wharton Talks Vision For First Full Term

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton delivers his state-of-the-city address at the Pink Palace Museum.

In his first State of the City address since being elected to a full term in office, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton said his measures to fight blight, crime, and gangs are working, “The state of our city is sound and continues to improve.”

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Mid-South News
2:36 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Sale Tax Hike Fails At Polls

A voter enters Farmington Elementary School.

All six of the suburbs outside of Memphis elected municipal school boards, but they are still waiting for a ruling from a judge. Federal judge Hardy Mays is weighing whether or not the state law, which opened the door for municipal schools in Shelby County, is constitutional.

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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Shelby County Votes On President, Sales Tax And Municipal School Boards Tomorrow

The presidential contest is expected to drive voter turnout across the nation and the state. Almost 1.5 million Tennesseans cast ballots early. That’s the second-highest early voting turnout in state history, just shy of 2008 totals.

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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Sales Tax Referendum Enflames Tensions Between Memphis And Its Suburbs

The Agricenter early voting location in Memphis.

Early voting is underway and residents in Memphis and the unincorporated county are voting on a half-cent sales tax increase.

Outside the early voting location at the Agricenter, Nancy Ream said she and her husband voted for the sales tax increase, “my understanding is that it is supposed to go for Pre-K money and this is a community that really does need money for Pre-K, for kids under five. We need to get those kids in school as fast as possible.”

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