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Cape Girardeau fire tax passes

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau fire tax unofficially passed with 59.93 percent of the vote.

Ten out of 10 precincts report with 4547 yes votes and 3040 no votes.

Right now, the sales tax costs 25 cents on every $100. 

A 'yes' majority signs off on a tax extension of the full current amount for 21 years until 2035. The community would continue to pay the current amount.

The tax will bring in an estimated $2.4 million a year for the department. 

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