Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Police have identified a suspect in the murder of Joseph Massenburg, an 18-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer from Chicago, killed in Carrollton. New Orleans police have obtained an arrest warrant for GlenMore >>
Police have identified a suspect in the murder of Joseph Massenburg, an 18-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer from Chicago, killed in Carrollton.More >>
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Investigators have arrested a suspect in a murder that happened on Friday afternoon in a small community near Clinton.More >>
Organizers of the Bayou Country Superfest have released the schedule of performers for this weekend's event at Tiger Stadium.Saturday5:00 p.m. - Aaron Lewis5:45 p.m. - Thompson Square6:45 p.m. - DariusMore >>
Organizers of the Bayou Country Superfest have released the schedule of performers for this weekend's event at Tiger Stadium.More >>
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
Tuesday evening, Auburn City Council unanimously voted in favor of sending a request to the Alabama State Legislature to raise property taxes for education in Auburn.
"This was a request specifically from the school board to ask the legislature to let the citizens of Auburn vote on a nine mill property tax for construction of schools," explained Auburn Mayor Bill Ham.
This property tax is for a proposed new high school located on Samford Road, as well as other improvements to several schools. These developments would cost the city more than $95 million.
Also, with Auburn schools increasing population at a rate of nearly 400 students a year, the need for space will continue to be an issue for years to come.
"It's quite simply a matter of running out of space and needing to build additional schools, specifically high schools, which is about the most expensive to build," said Ham.
The legislature will discuss whether a referendum should be allowed on the Auburn ballot.
The earliest Auburn residents will have an opportunity to consider this new tax will be in August of this year.
Superintendent of Auburn City Schools, Karen DeLano, hopes residents will vote yes for the tax increase.
"We'll have to convince citizens that this is the right thing to do and they do have a choice. It is certainly taxation with representation," explained DeLano.