Sales Tax Referendum election day this Saturday, April 24th

Polls will open on Saturday, April 24th for Jackson Parish voters to choose whether or not they want to increase the existing sales tax rate of 9.45 by one percent. The proposed increase is being brought forth by the Jackson Parish Police Jury to help offset large operating expenses of the Solid Waste Department.  

The proposition reads as follows: 

Shall the Parish of Jackson, State of Louisiana (the “Parish”), be authorized to levy and collect and adopt an ordinance providing for such levy and collection, a tax of one percent (1%) (the “Tax”) (an estimated $1,850,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the Parish, all as defined by law, for a period of ten (10) years from July 1, 2021, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be dedicated and used for the purpose of waste management, jail and courthouse expansion, road construction and maintenance, and to pay any debt service requirements on bonds issued for such purpose, or any part thereof?

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