Jasper County Emergency Services requests a sales tax increase to fund improvements

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Jasper County Emergency Services is asking for a sales tax increase to fund much needed county wide upgrades.

The existing tax, as approved, is one tenth of one percent; it was developed to bring 911 services to the county.

Now, they’re asking for an increase to a quarter of a percent.

Officials say the increase is necessary to fund equipment upgrades and improve 911 response.