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Officials of juvie jail plan to draft less confusing tax renewal

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, December 09 2015 Dec 9, 2015 December 09, 2015 9:12 PM December 09, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ

ROBERT - Officials of the juvenile jail that handles care of incarcerated youth in three area parishes and New Orleans' North Shore hope to sell voters on a less confusing tax renewal.

In November, voters in the area of the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center denied a tax renewal to fund the center. The jail is on Highway 190 east of Hammond and a stone's throw from the St. Tammany - Tangipahoa Parish line. Taxes from St. Helena, Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Washington pay for the operation. Sixty-two percent of voters denied the tax.

Without the renewal, officials estimate the center can last about 16-months. A spokesperson said the board of directors hope to get the renewal on a ballot in 2016 and will educate voters about the funding.

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