- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Southaven officials plan to ask state legislators to remove the repealer clause from the city’s 1-cent tourism tax or to extend the tax.

At Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1bhmogY) officials will vote on a resolution asking that the Mississippi Legislature to remove the repealer, which would cause the tax to expire in July, or to extend the tax for another three years.

The 1 percent tourism tax was approved by voter referendum in 2010 and then, to satisfy state legislators, residents were asked to vote on the issue again in 2011.

The money generated from the tax was touted as a way the city could finance a $35 million improvement project for the city’s parks system and also build a senior citizens activity center.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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