Voters embrace county sales tax for children's mental health

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | 11:22 p.m. CST; updated 1:46 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

COLUMBIA — After failed attempts to create a tax for mental health services in 1994 and 2007, a permanent quarter-cent sales tax for children’s mental health services was approved Tuesday by 57.2 percent of Boone County voters.