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NAACP ½ Cent Tax Proposal Concerns


March 11, 2021

What's in a ½ cent tax? A lot

It is no secret that SEDD ( Southside Economic Development District) is working to get a 1/2 cent sales tax for the southside of the city of Monroe. Members of the NAACP sees this effort as great news and insist on being included; they are interested in plans for allocating and spending revenues generated from the tax. Some Monroe/Ouachita NAACP members believe that they should be included in making such plans. At a special called meeting on Thursday. March 04, 2021, information provided by the NAACP Economic Development Chairperson opened the door for questions and comments about the pro...

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