MONROE, La. (AP) - A 10-year, 0.75-mill property tax renewal will be one of the items on the Ouachita Parish ballot in the April 6 election. The money generated from the parish-wide tax helps fund the Ouachita Parish Health Unit and the parish's animal control efforts, including the shelter. Brad... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says commercial licenses can now be renewed online. People who have commercial licenses from the department can renew them at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses . Until now, commercial licenses could be renewed only by mail or in person at the department's... more »
TOLEDO BEND, La. (AP) - The expiration of licenses for the authorities that run the Toledo Bend reservoir is almost a year away. But the renewal process has begun. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licenses the Sabine River Authorities in Louisiana and Texas to operate Toledo Bend because of the... more »
DEQUINCY, La. (AP) - DeQuincy City Council members have approved an ordinance levying a half-cent public safety tax renewed by voters for 15 years in November. The DeQuincy Police Department receives 58 percent of the revenue generated by the tax, which brings in just over $247,000 each year. Council members... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A renewal of a 2-mill property tax dedicated to library operations and maintenance in Lafayette will likely appear on a ballot this fall or spring 2013. Sona Dombourian, libraries director, tells The Advocate the Library Board of Control discussed the renewal of the millage at its... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal rejected a 4-cent cigarette tax renewal Monday night, setting up a showdown with lawmakers over whether they will override a gubernatorial veto for the first time in 18 years. The governor had said for days that he would veto the legislation by... more »
A jail maintenance tax will return to the ballot in St. Landry Parish Saturday, April 30th. The tax had been on the books for the past 30 years, but voters didn't renew it last fall.
Every ten years the people of St. Landry Parish are asked to renew a... more »
A renewal of a one-mil tax for the maintenance and upkeep of the St. Landry Parish Jail did not pass Saturday night.
The jail tax renewal failed, receiving only 7,962 votes, or 47.48 percent. An estimated $215,460 per year property tax renewal would have been committed to maintaining and... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Beer and liquor sales at the Cajundome could be halted unless a dispute surrounding $1.4 million in overdue sales taxes is resolved. The alcohol permit for the Cajundome and Convention Center is due for renewal Saturday. As part of the renewal, the Cajundome must obtain state... more »