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Antrell Williams

Lanes For Change-AP's road tax

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So Ascension Parish has finally put together a plan to repair and upgrade many of it's congested roadways. It could be better, but I'm surely not complaining.

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I will also support this. Ascension Parish is running out of room, especially on the east bank. It will be a good idea to get a grip on on the traffic situation before Gonzales-P'ville become like a mini Baton Rouge as far as traffic is concerned.

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Sadly this was voted down. I thought going into it, it had a decent chance to pass. The local officials didn't do very much to educate people on this measure.

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I wouldn't consider it a major defeat that this lost if you were a supporter. I'd probably have relictantly supported it if I lived there.

It's incredibly difficult to sell a tax to citizens now even in the most liberal areas for anything. This will likely turn around with better economic news....and I'm sure a similar proposal will be pitched again within the next 4 or 5 years. Some of the improvements will happen anyway....just a little slower.

I'm fairly optimistic on Louisiana's fortune with TMS activity heating up and the recent surge in industrial development along the river. In time, voters will come around.

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This was a 25 year tax, that's one reason I feel it was shot down.

Wow. I thought it was 15.

25 years might as well be an enternity from a taxpayer's perspective.

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If I remember correctly it was 25. The parish just doesn't have enough taxable income.

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