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Mar 29, 2012 10:49 AM by AP

Lincoln Chamber disapproves sales tax

RUSTON, La. (AP) - A quarter-cent sales tax on the ballot in Lincoln Parish in late April will not have the support of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

The business leaders say, while they understand the importance of good law enforcement, now is not the time for a new tax.

The proposed tax is on the April 21 ballot, along with three property tax renewals - each of which the chamber board endorsed. One of the renewals is for the sheriff's office; the other two are for parish public schools.

Chamber President Scott Terry told The News-Star each of the property tax renewals provides money necessary for the respective public bodies do their jobs.

Sheriff Mike Stone said he was disappointed the tax will not have the chamber's support.

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