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Voters in East Feliciana deny new tax for public school system

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago April 06, 2013 Apr 6, 2013 Saturday, April 06 2013 April 06, 2013 9:51 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

CLINTON- A new tax to fund schools in East Feliciana failed to gain approval by voters Saturday.

The tax would have increased property rates by about 45%, but would have raised $4 million dollars for the school system.

The superintendent said the tax was needed to get schools through the next few years.

"Even though we're living within our means right now, we'll be faced with challenges next year that we have to, there's no other way around, we must address and we have to address it in the district one way or another," Henderson Lewis told WBRZ News 2 earlier in the week.
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