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Proposed Zachary sales tax increase defeated in Saturday's election

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The state's premier public school system could face budget problems as voters in Zachary defeated a proposed sales tax increase over the weekend.

The increase would have pumped millions of dollars into Zachary schools.

Superintendent Scott Devillier says the system has dealt with budget cuts the past 5 years, but have done so without affecting the quality of education. He says now they will have to find new ways to work the numbers to keep Zachary on top.

"This community has always supported the Zachary school system and they will continue to support the school system because this community works together," said Devillier. "We work together with the city, the police department, the fire department and all groups of agencies here to provide the best for the community of Zachary and for the kids."

Supt. Devillier says he has not ruled out trying to float a smaller tax increase proposal in the future, but that would be up to the Zachary School Board.

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