- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans-area voters are headed to the polls today to decide on an array of tax proposals.

The Times-Picayune (https://bit.ly/1DRTJIc) reports Orleans Parish residents will vote on tax proposals for libraries and the parish jail.

Westwego voters are considering new property taxes, while five referendums are on the St. Tammany Parish ballot.

Residents in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes are examining tax proposals for government services and public schools.

St. Bernard Parish voters are judging the merits of a $7.5 million property tax increase designed to pay for levees’ maintenance costs. Costs have increased since levees were strengthened after Hurricane Katrina.

The polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. Voters in line at 8 p.m. will still be allowed to vote.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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