- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - On the second try, Pascagoula voters have approved a 2 percent tax on prepared food.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2edj9JW) the tax had to be approved by 60 percent of the voters and it got 61.3 percent - 2,145 people voted.

The total the city provided to the Sun Herald on Tuesday is not an official total because the city has yet to count absentee ballots.

The first election in August it failed to get the 60 percent. About 1,350 voted and 56 percent were in favor of the extra tax.

The tax will be used to support city recreation exclusively and it expected to generate $800,000 to $1.2 million a year.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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