- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - In a story Oct. 31 about Pascagoula Restaurant Tax, The Associated Press reported erroneously the date the proposal would be voted upon. The vote was scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1, not Nov. 8.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Pascagoula will vote Nov. 1 on 2 percent restaurant tax

Pascagoula voters return to the polls to vote again on a 2 percent tax on prepared food

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Pascagoula voters return to the polls to vote again on a 2 percent tax on prepared food.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2f8Xtj2) the city council decided to take another shot at the tax Tuesday, which would be added to bills in the city’s restaurants, fast-food establishments and delis.

The first election cost the city about $11,000, but it failed to get the 60 percent of votes it needed to pass the tax. About 1,350 voted and 56 percent were in favor of the extra tax.

That was a close one, so city leaders decided to try again for a tax that would be used to support city recreation exclusively.

The tax would raise $800,000 to $1.2 million for improvements to city recreation.

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