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Mar 17, 2014 8:44 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Baton Rouge park tax up for renewal in April

Voters will decide April 5 whether to extend for another 10 years the property taxes that fund East Baton Rouge Parish's parks system.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission unanimously voted in the fall to ask voters to continue paying the 6.2 mills last approved in 2004.
The Advocate reports the taxes make up about half of the commission's operating budget and all funding for capital improvements.
Voters will see one proposition that contains two tax renewals: a 4.1 mill tax for capital improvements, operations and maintenance and a 2.1 mill tax that only goes toward operations and maintenance.
Combined, they are expected to generate nearly $23 million for the system.

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