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  • 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 »
  • Lafayette council to decide tax vote

    January 24, 2012 10:24 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette voters could be asked as early as April to approve a new half-cent sales tax dedicated to funding the police and fire departments. The Advocate reports the City-Parish Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to put the measure on an April 21 ballot.... more »
  • Terrebonne starting to benefit from 2009 tax vote

    July 6, 2011 9:46 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish school system is starting to reap the benefits of a tax proposal approved by voters in 2009. The vote re-dedicated a sales tax for Terrebonne schools that was first levied in 1996. The 2009 vote expanded what the tax could pay for, making... 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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