Voters say no to mental health tax
BATON ROUGE – Voters denied a property tax to fund a mental health center in East Baton Rouge.
A 10-year, 1.5-mill property tax would have generated about $6 million to fund a center for people who experience mental health issues. Supporters argued the tax would help fund a program to deal with a mental health crisis in the city-parish.
Those who pushed for the tax believed it would deter many people from being booked into jail on low-level charges when instead they should be admitted into a health facility.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Baton Rouge volunteers create 9/11 mural in honor of victims
Relatives of missing toddler questioned by authorities
LSU takes road win at MSU for 1st SEC victory
Mother arrested in Shreveport for allegedly throwing children off bridge
Multiple agencies searching for missing BR toddler, believed to be in 'imminent...