Texarkana tax repeal doesn't make ballot

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Texarkana city officials say a resident's effort to repeal a hotel and restaurant sales tax will not be put to a vote in November.

The Texarkana Gazette reports ( ) City Clerk Heather Soyars said Tuesday the petition is invalid because of how it is worded. She says it's missing items required by the Arkansas constitution.

The petition gained about 1,400 signatures from people who wanted to repeal the 2 percent tax.

The newspaper says the city attorney couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday.

The petition's filer says he is "disappointed" in the city's decision. He says he plans to refile the petition and seek a special election.

Information from: Texarkana Gazette,

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