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Parish leaders want voters to decide on sales tax for new jail

3 years 5 months 1 week ago August 12, 2013 Aug 12, 2013 Monday, August 12 2013 August 12, 2013 9:39 PM in News
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press
By: Trey Schmaltz

AMITE - Parish leaders approved setting an election for a proposition to raise sales taxes to fund the construction of a new jail in Tangipahoa Parish.

The current jail does not fit the needs of the parish, the sheriff said. He believes a lack of space is contributing to an increase in crime.

The election would be in October. Voters will be asked to approve a half-cent sales tax.
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