Posted: Nov 27, 2012 7:05 AM by AP
AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has voted to hire a lawyer to draft an ordinance designed to prevent any state agency from becoming the official tax collector for the parish.
Parish President Gordon Burgess said on Monday he learned at a recent regional meeting of parish and police jury presidents that policy makers in Baton Rouge were exploring the idea of the state becoming the tax collector for all parishes, municipalities and other taxing entities.
The council agreed to hire attorney Duncan Kemp to study the ramifications of the state becoming the parish's tax collector and draft an ordinance forestalling any such move. The council will consider adopting the ordinance at its next meet scheduled for Dec. 10.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com