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  • St. George FD to try to sell council on shorter tax

    January 19, 2015 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials with the St. George Fire Department approved a new tax plan to pitch city leaders. Monday, the group voted to propose a ten-year tax instead of one that was 20-years . The initial tax proposal was not approved by the Metro Council last week. The... more »
  • St. George fire district requesting tax increase Play Video

    January 6, 2015 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George Fire Protection District says they have reached a point where something had to be done to keep their doors open. The district is requesting a 2-mill tax increase for property owners, after decades of losing property to other parts of the parish. "The... more »
  • Auditor: Spending disciplined in Ascension Parish

    June 27, 2014 6:29 AM

    GONZALES- Fueled by record collections of sales and property taxes buoyed by growth in the industrial sector in 2013, a newly released financial audit finds Ascension Parish government cut its debts by $10 million and boosted its net worth to $152.5 million. The costs of primary government rose $4.5 million... more »
  • Council moves forward with Ascension recreation tax

    June 19, 2014 10:21 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Council members voted 7-2 Thursday night to add a 5 mill property tax to the November ballot that, if approved by voters, would fund recreational improvements in Ascension Parish. A team of people called "Better Recreation Now" presented their project for at $30 million dollar plan... more »
  • Ascension Assessor adds millions to tax rolls Play Video

    June 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    GONZALES- An aerial assessment of Ascension Parish found nearly 15 percent of property owners weren't paying a fair share of taxes. Ascension Assessor, M.J. "Mert" Smiley, used aerial pictometry to create an updated map of the parish that shows several plots that weren't being taxed before he came into... more »
  • West Feliciana schools moving on without property tax Play Video

    May 5, 2014 4:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Parish missed out on millions of dollars to improve its schools after voters in the parish shot down a new property tax. However, West Feliciana Schools Superintendent Hollis Milton says the top-ten ranked district will continue to do more with less. "Our hope... more »
  • UPDATE: Taxpayers to decide on future Walker HS

    January 16, 2014 11:27 PM

    WALKER- Voters will be asked to fund an expansion at the city's high school. Thursday, the Livingston Parish School Board approved sending a tax item to the May ballot. The tax could generate $25 million. Walker High School has about 1,000 students and the principal expects it to... more »
  • Taxpayers may help Walker High expand Play Video

    January 16, 2014 5:46 PM

    WALKER - Walker High School has outgrown its campus, and now school leaders may get taxpayers to help them expand. The Livingston Parish School Board is considering a bond election at its meeting tonight. The tax would raise up to $25 million for the school during the next 20... more »
  • Judge: Protestors filed "CATS" lawsuit too late

    December 23, 2013 7:35 AM

    Protestors of the "CATS" tax, may be out of luck. Three judges unanimously ruled in favor of the Baton Rouge Transit system, saying that the tax is legal and that protestors filed the lawsuit "too late". State law requires objections to be filed within sixty days. The lawsuit was... more »
  • Central voters agree to extend school tax

    November 18, 2013 7:52 AM

    CENTRAL - Voters in Central approved a school proposition to allow the district to borrow $13.1 million and repay the bonds by extending an existing property tax for five years. The measure passed with 59 percent of the vote. The funds will be used to build a ninth-grade... more »
  • BREC to put tax renewal on April ballot

    October 17, 2013 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park commissioners have agreed to ask voters on April 5 to renew 6.2 mills in property taxes used to pay for capital improvements and general operating expenses. On Wednesday, commissioners voted 7-0 without discussion in favor of having the tax renewal... more »
  • Property tax for sheriff's office up for renewal

    September 23, 2013 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 10-year property tax that accounts for about 30 percent of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office general operating fund is up for renewal in the Oct. 19 election. The 6.9-mill property tax brings in an estimated $24.7 million in annual revenue. If renewed, the... more »
  • Livingston voters to decide on library tax

    September 21, 2013 11:10 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Voters in Livingston Parish will be asked to renew a property tax dedicated to the parish library system in a ballot measure set for April 2014. Bond attorney Jim Ryan told the Parish Council that the 10-mill property tax would be renewed for 10 years if... more »
  • CATS $16 million property tax repeal gaining steam Play Video

    August 22, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are demanding a repeal of the tax that funds the public transit system in the wake of recent controversies "Instead of making Baton Rouge look like the next great city, it's making clear that there are some very corrupt people," conservative activist Woody Jenkins said.... more »
  • Board backs assessor's plan to shore up tax rolls

    August 21, 2013 12:05 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board has voted to back Assessor M.J. Smiley Jr.'s plan using aerial imagery to find buildings and other improvements not on the tax rolls. The Advocate reports the unopposed vote on Tuesday means the school board agreed to chip in $235,000 for a $400,000... more »
  • New Roads property tax battle heats up Play Video

    July 19, 2013 6:17 PM

    NEW ROADS - Workers are paving streets all over New Roads and Connie Hurst's block is one of them. "We needed to go wider, which I see that they're doing," she says, "It would benefit a lot." The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury says a measure it passed... more »
  • Improvements coming to St. Helena Parish schools Play Video

    June 26, 2013 5:23 PM

    GREENSBURG - The ailing school district in Saint Helena Parish is getting a fresh start thanks to a property tax passed in November. The school district is renovating the high school and elementary buildings after years of neglect. It's the first renovation of the schools since they were built... more »
  • Leaders plan to push tax increase again

    April 25, 2013 9:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Just one year later, leaders want to push a property tax increase to fund Livingston Parish mosquito control again. It was voted-down last year, but since about a third of residents still skip-out on paying the fee, Mosquito and Abatement believes the tax is necessary. Without... more »
  • Superintendent says struggling district needed tax money

    April 7, 2013 7:17 PM

    CLINTON- More than 70-percent of voters rejected the property tax that would fund schools in East Feliciana Parish. "The election was for our students. And so we know what is needed for our students and so we were hoping for um a victory last night," says Superintendent Henderson Lewis.... more »
  • Property value going down in Bayou Corne Play Video

    March 12, 2013 5:52 PM

    BAYOU CORNE- People in Bayou Corne say they fear more than a massive sinkhole, that forced hundred of people to evacuate. Since it formed last year, the property value in the mandatory evacuation area plunged. Last year, the Assumption Parish Tax Assessor's Office, gave residents living in the... more »
  • Property owners shell out hundreds more for CATS Play Video

    December 6, 2012 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Property tax assessments are going out in East Baton Rouge Parish, and owners living in the city limits of Baker and Baton Rouge can expect much larger overall contributions compared to years past. To see what you owe, click here . In the Riverbend neighborhood... more »
  • Garbage tax on ballot in Tangipahoa Parish

    November 28, 2012 9:11 AM

    AMITE - Voters in rural Tangipahoa Parish will be asked to approve a property tax proposition in support of parish landfill operations on the Dec. 8 ballot. Rural Garbage District No. 1, which includes all unincorporated areas of the parish, is seeking renewal of a 10-year, 10-mill ad valorem... more »
  • St. Helena Parish School District counting on tax vote Play Video

    October 30, 2012 6:16 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - A school millage on the ballot this Thuesday is definitely a hot topic in St. Helena Parish. Fliers are being handed out and post cards are being mailed in an effort to get the community to come out and support a 25.8 mills property tax... more »
  • Sinkhole continues to grow Play Video

    September 26, 2012 5:43 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - The sinkhole which formed more than a month ago in Assumption Parish is still growing. Overnight the hole on Texas Brine's property swallowed another chunk of land, including part of a remote road. It's now about 500 feet wide. As the sinkhole continues to grow,... more »
  • Mosquito problem in Livingston Parish Play Video

    September 21, 2012 4:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Mosquitoes in Livingston Parish are on the attack. "Worst I've ever seen. They're really bad," says Wayne Sibley. Fighting those pesky bugs comes with a hefty price. Funding to support the parish abatement is low, because some people are not paying their abatement fees. "It... more »
  • East Baton Rouge School Board rolls forward tax

    August 17, 2012 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted 8-3 to "roll forward" a property tax millage for the 2012 tax year, a move that could raise as much as $3.7 million more for the system's budget. Superintendent Bernard Taylor Jr. said the extra money is needed... more »
  • Rent could go up because of CATS property tax Play Video

    April 26, 2012 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to rising property taxes, landlords that own property in the city limits may pass those costs onto renters. On a $100,000 property, owners will pay an additional $106 a year in property taxes which could send rent up just as high. Property owners we... more »
  • Landlords: Rent could go up because of CATS tax

    April 26, 2012 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to rising property taxes, landlords that own property in the city limits may pass those costs onto renters. On a $100,000 property, owners will pay an additional $106 a year in property taxes which could send rent up just as high. Tonight on News... more »
  • 4 agencies in Livingston keep same property tax

    June 14, 2011 10:21 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Four governmental bodies in Livingston Parish have elected to keep their property tax millages the same, while about two dozen others are preparing to hold meetings on their millage rates. Because the amount of taxable property on the tax rolls is rising, districts generally will take in... more »
  • Tax Deadline in EBR

    December 31, 2010 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Believe it or not, about 16,000 people don't pay their taxes each year in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to Tax Director Octave Anthaume. Those who won't get delinquent notices rushed into the Sheriff's Office to pay their property taxes Thursday and Friday, some because of... more »
  • Construction bonds on ballot for Zachary Schools

    October 28, 2010 6:31 PM

    There are big plans in Zachary to improve schools, but it's up to residents to decide if they want to keep their current tax load to pay for it. The current rate of 36 mills includes a former bond issue passed in 2003 and set to expire soon. School officials... more »
  • Sabine Parish school tax vote set Nov. 2

    August 20, 2010 5:57 AM

    Voters in Sabine Parish's South Sabine Consolidated School District No. 20 will decide Nov. 2 whether they want to pay property taxes to construct a new school. The proposal calls for selling $2.3 million in bonds to be paid out over 15 years to be used to construct and equip... more »
  • Property-tax values up in Livingston Parish

    August 9, 2010 6:16 AM

    The Livingston Parish Assessor's Office says the value of Livingston Parish property on the parish tax rolls rose about 5 percent since last year. The value of commercial property rose 6.6 percent. The value of business property rose 8.7 percent. Assessor Jeff Taylor says the increase mainly represents new construction.... more »
  • Allen Parish considers Mosquito control tax

    July 12, 2010 6:15 AM

    A mosquito control proposition will be on the Oct. 2 ballot in Allen Parish. The 10-year, 8-mill property tax renewal will purchase, maintain and operate equipment and materials necessary in the eradication of mosquitoes. The mosquito control tax was first approved in 2002, and brings in an estimated $592,000 a... more »
  • CATS approves resolution for property tax increase

    June 10, 2010 11:05 PM

    The cash-strapped Capital Area Transit System is looking for more money. The CATS board approved a resolution for citizens to vote on a property tax increase. It would cost about $43 a year for a $200,000 home. CATS would stand to gain $10 million more a year. The tax would... more »
  • Bond tax delayed in Vermilion Parish

    March 2, 2010 6:44 AM

    The vote for a proposed 5.7-mill property tax for coastal storm protection in Vermilion Parish has been delayed. The tax, if passed, would fund $20 million in bonds for coastal protection. The police jury initially agreed at its last meeting to put the proposal up for vote during a special... more »
  • Thousands wait until last minute to pay taxes

    December 31, 2009 5:37 PM

    Thousands waited until the last minute to make good on their 2009 property taxes. The director of tax collections said usually about 75 percent of homeowners wait until the end of the year to pay their taxes. "Everybody waits until the last minute," said Octave Anthaume, tax director. "They're... more »
  • W. Feliciana board OKs March 27 tax election

    December 16, 2009 7:32 AM

    The West Feliciana Parish School Board has voted unanimously to ask parish voters to approve an additional half-cent sales tax and 11 mills in property taxes in a March 27 special election. The half-cent sales tax would generate about $900,000 annually and an 11-mill property tax would bring in about... more »
  • West Feliciana sheriff asks for tax support

    October 14, 2009 5:34 PM

    When voters head to the polls Saturday, West Feliciana Parish Sheriff officials hope they will support a property tax renewal. Voters are being asked to renew a 5.77 mills property tax that has been on the books since 1986. Sheriff Austin Daniel said voters have never rejected the... more »
  • Ascension Parish School Superintendent wants property tax extended

    October 13, 2009 7:21 AM

    Superintendent of Ascension Parish Schools Donald Songy wants residents to extend a property tax to raise $100 million for facility improvements in the school district. He joined Whitney Vann on 2une In to talk about this weekend's election. more »

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