Tax will continue to generate revenue for police, fire expenses
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City voters on Tuesday defeated a ballot issue that would have repealed a 0.5-percent income tax for police and fire expenses and replaced it with a tax at the same rate for police, fire and street expenses.
The seven-year repeal-and-replace income tax failed with 1,353 votes against and 1,125 votes for the measure, according to unofficial results from the Mercer County Board of Elections. [More