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County residents reject tax increase

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

NEW MADRID - New Madrid County voters said no Tuesday to a sales tax proposal which would have benefited law enforcement.

A countywide one-half of 1 percent sales tax was defeated by just over 70 votes with 576 no votes and 502 persons casting yes votes, according to unofficial tallies from the office of New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens.

Cravens noted the election, with just 1,078 votes cast went smoothly. He said he was not sure whether the County Commissioners would seek to put the issue before voters again soon, adding he would have to check state statutes to determine when it would be eligible to go back on the ballot.

The breakdown of voting by precincts follows:

Absentee, 17 yes, 2 no; Anderson 1 and 2, 18 yes, 14 no; Big Prairie 1 and 2, 43 yes, 21 no; Big Prairie 3 and Hough 1, 11 yes, 12 no; Big Prairie 4, 9 yes, 23 no; Como 1 and 2, 22 yes, 5 no; Como 3 and 4, 30 yes, 31 no; Como 5, 1 yes, 5 no;

LaFont 1 and 2, 26 yes, 45 no; LaFont 3, 7 yes, 21 no; LeSieur 1, 10 yes, 17, no; Lewis 1 and 2, 23 yes, 35 no; Lewis 3 and 4, 6 yes, 11 no; Lewis 5, 6 yes, 7 no; New Madrid 1, 41 yes, 34 no; New Madrid 2, 48 yes, 40 no; New Madrid 3, 44 yes, 29 no; New Madrid 4, 16 yes, 12 no; New Madrid 5, 9 yes, 12 no;

Portage 1, 28 yes, 64, no; Portage 2, 59 yes, 77 no; Portage 3, 9 yes, 18 no; West 1 and 2, 11 yes, 28 no; and West 3 and 4, 8 yes, 13 no.