Benton passes tax on alcohol; mayor declines pay raise | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Benton passes tax on alcohol; mayor declines pay raise

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 6:37 AM

The Benton City Council passed a 5 percent tax on alcohol sales (meaning "private club" sales) last night. Interesting, too, in Saline 24/7's report was news that Mayor David Mattingly would turn down a pay raise voted for city employees next year.

Which naturally made me wonder about 2012 Bryant budget considerations and pay plans for Mayor Jill "Republican" Dabbs and Clerk Heather "Republican" Kizer, whose effort to capture a pay raise for themselves extra-legally kicked off their reign in office up I-30 from Benton. Anybody know?

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