Two of the three commissioners in Greene County have decided to let voters say yes or no to a one-eighth cent law-enforcement sales tax in April. Voicing concerns all along, the presiding commissioner voted against the move, saying this may add prosecutors, jailers and juvenile workers, but won’t help jail over-crowding. Prosecutor Dan Patterson says that’s not true. He says this will ultimately reduce jail population.
A parks tax expires the same time this would take effect, leaving the final bill unchanged for tax payers.
Affiliate KTTS in Springfield contributed to this report.