Library millage decrease succeeds in Craighead County, Jonesboro
Kenneth Heard, a freelancer in Jonesboro who’s been watching the Craighead County/Jonesboro Library millage election reports. Voters in the county and those in the city voted separately on whether to cut the library’s property tax support from 2 to 1 mills. Complete but unofficial results:
- For the decrease — 9,017
- Against — 8,969
- For the decrease — 5,626
- Against — 3,520
The property tax is the library’s major source of funding.
The library stirred the ire of some residents in June 2021 with a display of books in the children’s section during LGBTQ Pride Month. Craighead Citizens Taxed Enough formed a ballot question committee and got a referendum to reduce the library millage on the Nov. 8 ballot.
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