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Council approves property tax for juvie jail

3 years 5 months 2 weeks ago August 01, 2013 Aug 1, 2013 Thursday, August 01 2013 August 01, 2013 10:10 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

DONALDSONVILLE- Property taxes will likely increase in Ascension Parish to raise money for a new juvenile detention facility.

Parish leaders approved the hike Thursday night. They are allowed to levy a one-mill tax for juvenile detention facilities without a public vote because of a law enacted by the Louisiana Legislature in the 1980's.

Not everyone supports the plan, which will raise taxes on properties valued at $175,000 about $10 per year.

Until the facility is built, teens who commit crimes will serve time at a facility outside the parish. A location for the new facility has not been decided.
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