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Metro Council nixes Mayor's tax increases

3 years ago Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:01:43 PM CDT July 27, 2011 Wednesday, July 27 2011 Jul 27, 2011 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council has voted not to introduce Mayor-President Kip Holden's proposed tax increases, ending the measure before it reached the voters.

Council members voted 9 to 3 not to introduce the measure at tonight's meeting, which means it will not be on the Nov. 19 ballot.

Council members C. Denise Marcelle, Joel Boe and Tara Wicker voted against the motion that killed the tax increases.

The bond proposal would have increased overall sales taxes in East Baton Rouge Parish by 0.75 percent, and would have raised property taxes by 2.9 mills.  The $748 million in revenue it would have generated was going to pay for improvements to public safety and infrastructure in the parish, and expansion of the Baton Rouge River Center.

News 2's Chris Nakamoto and Ashley Rodrigue will have mroe 

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