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  • Would Lafayette Voters Approve a 1-Cent Sales Tax Increase?

    December 18, 2012 11:30 PM

    A sales tax increase was brought up at Tuesday night's Lafayette City-Parish council meeting as a way to offset budget woes. There was talk of proposing a one-cent increase in sales tax as soon as next year. Councilman Brandon Shelvin opened up the discussion, saying in light of recent... more »
  • Jefferson sales tax down 7.7 percent in August

    October 25, 2012 7:48 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish had a particularly rough month for sales tax revenue in August. Parish President John Young told the council Wednesday in a meeting in Kenner that sales tax revenues were down about 7.7 percent in August compared with August 2011. According to figures from the... more »
  • A Conflict of Interest in Youngsville Council?

    July 16, 2012 11:13 PM

    The Youngsville City Council voted last week to propose re-dedicating half of a one cent sales tax. The tax is currently earmarked for police protection, the re-dedication would make it available for use in other departments such as fire and infrastructure, in addition to police. But one of the... more »
  • Youngsville Debates Surplus and One Cent Sales Tax

    June 25, 2012 11:38 PM

    The city of Youngsville is trying to figure out what to do about a $1.3 million surplus for the police department. A one cent sales tax was put in place in 1981, specifically to bring in money for police protection. But now it's bringing in more than the police... more »
  • Youngsville Council Wants Public To Reconsider Sales Tax After Surplus

    June 20, 2012 10:03 PM

    Having too much money is an unusual problem for cities these days, but that's just what's happening in Youngsville. A one cent sales tax, dedicated to fund police protection, has generated a $1.3 million surplus. Voters just approved different sales tax to fund a sports complex, and the city... more »
  • Sales tax increase for outlet mall approved

    May 30, 2012 8:22 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Gonzales City Council has voted unanimously to enact a 1-cent sales tax increase at Tanger Outlet Center as part of a new economic development agreement. The Advocate reports the tax increase, to be collected through the newly created Tanger Mall Economic Development District, will go... more »
  • Livingston sees record April sales tax haul

    May 25, 2012 7:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sales tax collections in Livingston Parish were higher than those of any previous April on record. The director of the sales tax program says the April collections were also the second-highest for any month in the history of the parish. Mike Curtis, who heads that... more »
  • Hurricane sales tax holiday set for May 26-27

    May 7, 2012 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Stocking up on flashlights, batteries and other items to get ready for hurricane season this summer? You might want to wait until May 26 and 27, when the state holds a sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness items. That weekend, Louisiana residents won't have to... more »
  • Lincoln Chamber disapproves sales tax

    March 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    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... more »
  • Council sits on sending sales tax proposal to voters

    January 24, 2012 11:34 PM

    Could a half-cent sales tax solve an under-funded fire department? Lafayette's City-Parish Council is looking into it. Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit says the parish needs two new fire stations in order to maintain its fire rating. City-Parish Council is looking at introducing the first sales tax increase since... more »
  • Broussard prepares to collect sales tax

    January 11, 2012 10:38 AM

    BROUSSARD, La. (AP) - The Broussard City Council has approved the introduction of an ordinance to impose a half-cent sales tax dedicated to recreation. The measure was approved by city voters in the Nov. 19 election and the new tax is estimated to raise about $2.4 million annually. City bond... more »
  • State Tax Free Weekend August 5-6

    August 3, 2011 7:47 PM

    Wouldn't it be nice to save money on the giant list of school supplies your kids need? You can this weekend, it's tax free weekend and you won't have to pay any sales tax. Many children are ready to go back to school, one reason is back to school shopping.... more »
  • Sales tax for recreation in Youngsville

    June 6, 2011 10:33 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Youngsville officials are considering a sales tax proposal to pay for a new recreation complex, including a community center, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and several fields for baseball and soccer. Plans are still in flux and depend on whether voters approve an additional sales tax... more »
  • Youngsville eyes sales tax for recreation

    June 6, 2011 10:12 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Youngsville officials are considering a sales tax proposal to pay for a new recreation complex, including a community center, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and several fields for baseball and soccer. Mayor Wilson Viator tells The Advocate plans are still in flux and depend on whether... more »
  • 2010 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday is September 3rd, 4th, & 5th

    August 31, 2010 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hunters and campers can save money this weekend on a wide range of supplies including firearms, ammunition, hunting knives and certain clothing items. The 2010 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, September 3, through Sunday, September 5. During these three days, eligible items... more »
  • Sales Tax Holiday Approaching

    July 26, 2010 2:28 PM

    Press Release- The Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, August 6, and Saturday, August 7. On these two days, most retail purchases are exempt from the four-percent state sales tax. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 6, and continues through 12:00 midnight... more »
  • Hurricane Sales Tax Weekend

    May 28, 2010 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 2010 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday takes place Saturday and Sunday. Louisianians can get a tax break when buying emergency supplies, including self-powered light sources like flashlights and candles; portable self-powered radios; two-way radios and weather-band radios; tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting.... more »
  • Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies May 29-30

    May 12, 2010 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hurricane season is fast approaching and the state wants to help residents prepare. On May 29 and 30, Louisianians can get a tax break when buying emergency supplies, including self-powered light sources like flashlights and candles; portable self-powered radios; two-way radios and weather-band radios; tarpaulins... more »
  • Jennings Tax Vote

    March 25, 2010 7:27 PM

    Almost half of one city's budget could be altered by Saturday's election results. In Jennings, residents will vote on a 1cent sales tax. But, some were concerned that this was a new tax. In fact, Mayor Terry Duhon says it's not. Duhon says the citizens approved the tax back in... more »
  • State approves cultural districts

    February 22, 2010 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state has approved midcity Baton Rouge and downtown Lafayette for cultural products districts. It's a designation that seeks to promote arts development by waiving sales taxes on original works sold within the districts and providing tax credits for rehabilitating the districts' historic buildings. Kerry... more »
  • Sales Tax Vote in Grand Coteau Raises Concern

    October 16, 2009 6:07 PM

    Grand Coteau residents take to the polls Saturday to decide whether to increase local sales tax. Tom Colley and his wife co-own Days Gone By, a home decor shop in Grand Coteau. Colley says he wouldn't mind if people in town voted yes to raise local sales tax by... more »

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