Lafayette public health, mosquito control tax passes in low turnout election

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Adoption Coordinator Katina Richard, right, shows Justin Levy, left, and Reyonnie Jackson, center, the selection of large dogs up for adoption at the Lafayette Animal Shelter on Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014.

Lafayette Parish voters on Saturday approved a measure to allow some of the tax money now collected for public health and mosquito control to also be used for the animal shelter and animal control services. With all precincts reporting, 2,978 voters, or 64 percent, supported the measure, while 1,676, or 36 percent, opposed it. The… Continue reading →

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Our Views: Small move on reform

This week brought another report underscoring the fecklessness of Louisiana’s generous subsidies for the motion picture industry. LSU economist Loren Scott weighed in with a report saying that… Continue reading →





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