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St. Mary Parish voters approve sales tax to fund school pay raises

Posted at 8:55 PM, Mar 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-20 22:09:18-04

Voters in St. Mary Parish have approved a sales tax that will fund teacher and school staff pay raises.

The 4.5% sales tax will raise about $4 million a year, enough to give teachers a $3,000 annual raise and non-certified staff a $1,500 pay hike.

The tax was approved with 62% of the vote (3,052 votes; all precincts reporting).

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