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  • Park tax renewal on St. Tammany ballot

    March 30, 2014 1:35 PM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Voters will be asked to renew a 3.5-mill tax to cover operational expenses at the sprawling Pelican Park recreation complex near Mandeville. Nola.com The Times-Picayune reports the renewal would be for 20 years beginning this year for residents of St. Tammany Parish's 1st Recreation District. The... more »
  • On the ballot: Amendment #1

    November 9, 2011 3:02 AM

    On the November 19th ballot voters will find a statewide constitutional amendment: Proposed Amendment No. 1 , which could have a big impact on those in the real estate market. If approved, Amendment No. 1 would prohibit what are known as "transfer taxes," essentially new fees on the sale... more »
  • State to Test Ballot Scanning System

    May 30, 2011 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Secretary of State's Office has been given the go-ahead to test a new paper ballot scanning system. The system could be used statewide as early as the spring of 2012. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says the system will read paper ballots and... more »
  • Amendments that will be on the Ballot Today

    November 2, 2010 8:02 AM

    A look at some of the Amendments that will be on the ballot today. First up a vote for Amendment 1 would mean an increase in the salary of Statewide elected officials, public service commissioners or Legislators this could not take effect until the next term Amendment 2... more »
  • Kaplan Hospital Tax

    October 13, 2010 7:37 PM

    A hospital in Vermilion Parish is banking on voters to keep it's doors open. A sales tax in Kaplan is up for renewal on November 2nd. If passed, it will continue to fund Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital. The hospital has served Vermilion Parish residents for 50 years, as the only... more »
  • Two Constitutional Changes Await Voters on Saturday's Ballot

    September 30, 2010 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two constitutional changes await voters on Saturday's ballot, ideas that generated far more legislative debate than attention going into the election. One would change the date of legislative sessions, to start them a few weeks earlier each year. The other would make 425 workers in the Governor's... more »
  • Buying Votes in Mamou

    September 22, 2010 7:53 PM

    Early voting for the October 2nd election is underway, and scandal is following close behind in Mamou. Police arrested and charged Ricky John McGee with six counts of voter bribery. But, these allegations aren't coming as much of a shock to the community. Mamou resident, Donald Lebleu says his... more »
  • 3rd District Runoff

    August 30, 2010 7:51 PM

    Congressional primaries were held Saturday, but voters in three Acadiana parishes will have to recast their ballot in October. This, after none of the three candidates got 50% of the votes in the US Representative-3rd Congressional District race. Voters in Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary were among 13... more »
  • Voter turnout extremely low

    August 28, 2010 11:29 PM

    With a number of big seats in Washington on the line, you would expect a decent voter turn out. So, how many of you punched the ballot? KATC crunched the numbers to find a low voter turn-out for just about every parish. In Iberia Parish, a more than expected 12%... more »
  • Ban On Offshore Drilling In Florida Waters On November Ballot

    July 8, 2010 5:35 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has called a special session of the state Legislature to get a constitutional ban on offshore oil drilling in Florida waters on the November ballot. Crist on Thursday said the session will be held July 20 to July 23. Crist has said he... more »
  • Lawmakers Send 6 Amendments to Ballot

    June 22, 2010 8:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are asking voters to consider a series of constitutional changes on the election ballot in November, including retirement, property tax and criminal trial issues. The constitutional amendments were given final legislative passage by lawmakers before they ended their three-month regular session this week. Among... more »

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