BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Livingston Parish voters have said no to a new tax that would have funded pay increases for public school teachers and other school employees in that parish.
The proposal, on Saturday’s ballot, called for a new one-cent sales tax in the parish.
Fifty-four percent of voters rejected the measure.
School system leaders said the new tax would have provided for a ten percent pay increase for all school system employees.
The below statement from Livingston Parish Public Schools Superintendent Alan Joe Murphy was released:
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