87°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Thu
93°
73°
20%
Fri
94°
73°
20%
Sat
97°
74°
60%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Sales tax increase approved to pay for Juban Crossing

4 years ago December 20, 2010 Dec 20, 2010 Monday, December 20 2010 Monday, December 20, 2010 6:28:42 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish Council has approved a one-cent sales tax increase to help pay for development of a new retail center.

Developers of the Juban Crossing retail center asked the parish for the increase after being turned down by the state.

Supporters of the tax said the shopping center will bring more jobs and money to Livingston Parish, spurring economic growth.  Critics say it won't spur growth, and instead just move existing retail dollars to a different area.

News 2's Ashley Rodrigue is at the meeting and will have more details coming up tonight on News 2 at 10.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days