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No injunction in parish road tax

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago July 31, 2013 Jul 31, 2013 Wednesday, July 31 2013 July 31, 2013 3:47 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

NEW ROADS - A judge today did not grant a request by the town of New Roads to halt a tax increase from being enacted in Pointe Coupee Parish.

The town's mayor, Robert Myer, said they would appeal the decision.

At issue is a millage increase which would double the millage for property owners in New Roads. Myer said that violates the state constitution, which exempts towns of a certain size and with their own roads budget from such measures.

Since the parish also spent millions on roadwork in both municipalities, the police jury recently felt justified in requiring New Roads residents to pay the full rate.

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