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Voters around Louisiana OK 49 taxes, nix 10

2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Monday, May 04 2015 May 4, 2015 May 04, 2015 2:37 AM May 04, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- Voters in 28 parishes around Louisiana considered nearly 60 tax measures, and the vast majority passed. New or renewed taxes include one for libraries in New Orleans, a $175 service charge for a Bastrop fire protection district, and four for Rapides Parish schools.

Slidell-area voters turned down proposals for a new park and Tensas Parish voters rejected a fee to support Lake Bruin Conservation and Water District.

In all, voters passed 49 taxes and rejected 10.

New Orleans' 25-year library tax could nearly double the library system's income, adding $8.2 million a year to the current $8.7 million property tax.

It passed by a 3-to-1 margin.

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