Jonesboro residents overwhelmingly shot down two sales tax proposals in a special election yesterday, while Brookland and Lawrence County saw their respective tax proposals pass. Jonesboro’s sales tax proposal was split in two parts, and both parts were defeated handily. According to unofficial numbers from the Craighead County Election Commission, 3,968 voted against the sales tax for road improvements, while 2,709 voted for the proposal. 4,143 voted against the economic development sales tax, while 2,526 voted for the tax. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin’s reaction to the numbers.