Voters to decide on food and beverage tax in Meridian

Next week Meridian voters will decide whether to add a two percent sales tax on restaurant bills to help fund a major Mississippi project in downtown Meridian.

Ground was broken late last year on the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. Most of the money for it has already been raised. However, organizers are hoping a food and beverage sales tax will help fund the project.

Absentee voting for the proposed food and beverage tax is already underway.