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Report: City of St. George would not have higher taxes

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

City of St. George organizers are touting a new budget study they say does not include higher taxes.

The incorporation effort hired a public accounting firm that says the proposed city's budget would have a nearly $11.5 million surplus.

The report counters one commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Foundation that said St. George would run over $12 million in the red, meaning the city would have to raise taxes.

Organizers have 16 more days to finish getting signatures to put the issue on the ballot.

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