Sales Tax referendum for MPD & MFD benefits passes

Local Elections

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Local 24 News projection: A referendum on Thursday’s ballot in Memphis to hike the sales tax by half-a-percent has passed.

Memphis Police and Firefighters pushed to get the issue on the ballot.

The $54 million expected to be raised would go toward restoring health and pension benefits for MPD and MFD taken away years ago.

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