Hike in sales tax could pay for new Shelby County jail

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 01, 2024 6:43 PM CT | Published: March 01, 2024 10:05 AM CT

A draft bill obtained by The Daily Memphian shows how Shelby County could pay for a new jail — the state would give the county permission to increase the total sales tax rate to 10.75%. 

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman is an enterprise and investigative reporter who focuses on local government and politics. A native Rhode Islander who lives in Midtown, there’s a good chance he is Midtown Donuts' top customer.


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