- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Hattiesburg City Council appears poised to support a request by Mayor Johnny DuPree to bring a 1 percent sales tax referendum before city residents for a vote.

The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/1dkIRIR ) councilmen are expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would ask the state Legislature to enact certain local and private legislation that would eventually allow a sales tax increase that would bring a conservatively estimated $10 million annually to city coffers.

DuPree said revenue from sales tax would be used to pay for the creation of and operation of a mandated wastewater treatment system.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com