Posted: May 3, 2014 11:52 PM by AE Stevenson
Updated: May 3, 2014 11:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - On Saturday, 35 parishes went to the polls for various tax elections.
In Central voters also had to fill a council seat in a runoff election. Voters elected Jason Ellis with 58 percent of the vote against Ralph Washington.
East Baton Rouge Parish also had two tax renewals up for a vote for schools, both passed overwhelmingly with just over 70 percent of the vote, respectively.
Fire protection for the East Side Fire Department and District 6 also passed.
In West Feliciana Parish, voter said no to a proposed new tax to help fund schools. The 14 mills tax over ten years was denied by 56 percent of the vote.
Walker High will get it's needed improvements from property owners in Livingston Parish. The vote is a new tax that is going to generate $25 million dollars to expand the school. Currently there is a thousand students in the school now, but when WBRZ News 2 spoke with the Principal, Justin St. Pierre, he said enrollment will increase for the school and they need the money to make enlargements, and additions to the school.
The tax passed with 54 percent of the vote.