- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ZACHARY, La. (AP) - The Zachary School Board is asking voters on Saturday to approve an additional 1 percent sales tax.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1Im3jqf ) Zachary schools already collect 2 percent in sales taxes and 79.2 mills in property taxes. But Superintendent Scott Devillier said the school district has faced budget problems over the past several years and needs more money. He attributed the obstacles to lapses in state funding and soaring costs for employees’ insurance and retirement.

If the tax passes, the city of Zachary would have one of the highest sales taxes in the state. The city’s sales tax is 9 percent and the proposed sales tax, which has no expiration date, would give the school board the authority to raise the sales tax to 10 percent.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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