NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – North Little Rock voters are saying yes to extending the ½ percent sales tax. The vote passed by nearly 80 percent.

Results from the polls show that 2,202 residents voted on the issue, with 1,614 voting for and 588 voting against it.

This will extend the half-penny sales tax that would expire at the end of the year. It will also help fund the $26 million North Little Rock Justice Center.

It is expected to bring in $45 million in revenue.

The new tax would end in December 2027.