Leaders sound off on sales-tax increase to fund new jail

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 01, 2024 6:43 PM CT | Published: March 01, 2024 3:05 PM CT

Some local leaders, including Shelby County Commissioner Amber Mills and Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner, approve of funding the project through a sales-tax increase. But others say it would disproportionately impact impoverished citizens. 


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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