Voters reject mosquito tax
LIVINGSTON- Voters overwhelming said no to a tax to fund mosquito abatement in Livingston Parish Saturday.
The tax failed. Sixty-seven percent of voters rejected the plan.
Currently, the system generates revenue by billing people in the parish. Leaders have said people refused to pay them.
"Some people just ignore the bill, just say 'I'm not going to pay that,'" Jeanine Tessmer with abatement said previously.
There has been a warning if the tax failed, the operation could end within the year.
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