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  • 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 »
  • Monroe workers benefit from surplus

    May 2, 2012 10:11 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said the city's continued good financial standing means he'll be able to give 2 percent pay raises to all eligible employees for the third year in a row. The News-Star reports the raise has already been accounted for in the fiscal 2012-2013... more »

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