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Proposed City of St. George unveils budget

3 years 1 week 8 hours ago November 25, 2013 Nov 25, 2013 Monday, November 25 2013 November 25, 2013 5:55 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE - Even though it isn't incorporated yet, the proposed city of St. George has already created a budget to show it is viable.

The budget includes about $80 million dollars in taxes and fees collected from the area of unincorporated Baton Rouge.

In the budget, $32 million would be used to fund city operations and another $28 million will go back the parish to fund constitutional offices, like the District Attorney, District Court, Juvenile Services and Parish Prison.

"You're in a lot more affluent area than I am in Central, and I think a lot more people understand that, and for a time, we need to figure out a way to fund the offices that are constitutionally required and you have the money to do that," said Senator Bodi White, who's helping to pitch the idea of St. George.

News 2 reached out for comment from East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, but he refused our request.

Click here to read the proposed budget.

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