BEATRICE – Pawnee City voters solidly backed renewal of a local sales tax and a related economic development plan, in Tuesday’s Nebraska Primary election.

Pawnee City residents voted to extend the city’s two-percent local sales tax, by a vote of 168-to-48.   Voters also approved extending the community’s economic development program for a period of a vote of 164-to-47.

The plan is funded with three-quarters of a percent of the local sales tax.