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Mt. Pleasant voters reject tax increase

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Voters in Mount Pleasant narrowly defeated a tax referendum Tuesday that would have funded park and recreation amenities.

Unofficial results showed 52 percent of voters cast votes against the increase.

The plan would have paid for several projects including trails and passive park space at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and the construction or lease of building space for an additional senior center.

If it had been passed, the owner of a $400,000 home would have paid an extra $80 in taxes annually. It would have also impacted businesses and owners of cars and boats.

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