Voters approve MovEBR tax proposal

Tax for better traffic conditions in Baton Rouge approved by voters Saturday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Voters approved a half-cent sales tax that will go toward’s EBR’s plan to relive traffic congestion in Baton Rouge, Baker, Zachary, and Central.

When I ran for Mayor-President, I committed to voters I would deliver a comprehensive plan to address and alleviate traffic congestion in East Baton Rouge Parish. Citizens have chosen to invest in the future of this parish. Move EBR will not only reduce traffic congestion and improve our infrastructure, it will enhance the quality of life for generations to come.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

The plan will fund nearly 70 projects in the capital region. The half-cent sales tax increase through 2049 will raise around $1 billion.

Find a list of the proposed projects here.

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With the tax passed, most of the plans will be paid for in advance so they can be completed in the next “ten to twelve years,” according to Broome. The remaining two decades of the tax will be on the books to pay off projects that would already be complete.

For FULL election results, click HERE.

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