Clark County Commission passes sales tax increase with 5-2 vote

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The Clark County Government Center. (Courtesy: Clark County)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County commissioners passed a sales tax increase with a 5-2 vote Tuesday.

The money collected from the one-eighth of one percent increase will be used by the county for programs for education and social service programs, including initiatives to reduce truancy and homelessness, as well as funding early childhood, adult and hospitality workforce education.

Initial language said 50 percent of the money would go directly to CCSD, but that was later removed.

The requirement to pass the increase was a two-thirds majority vote. Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick says it will go into effect in January, with money coming in by April of next year.

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