LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock shoppers can now prepare to fork over an extra penny on the dollar after voters passed a sales tax increase Tuesday night. Wednesday, Mayor Mark Stodola outlined top priorities that will be funded with the tax revenue focusing primarily on police and fire.
The changes will come as soon as Jan. 1 2012. While they do say the money won't begin to accrue until January, there will be operational issues addressed immediately.
Among a backdrop of supporters Wednesday, Mayor Mark Stodola outlined plans as to where $50 million in tax growth would be spent each year for the next ten years.
"Last night's victory was a victory, truly a victory for the city that we love," says Mayor Stodola.
Topping the city's list of priorities includes a new fire station worth $4 million and police substation topping out at $9 million.