- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has delayed voting on how high of a property tax the library system will put on ballots next fall.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1Fhj3b7) four council members were absent. The Metro Council will now vote on the library’s proposed property tax at its June 10 meeting.

The library is proposing an 11.1-mill property tax, which is the same property tax voters approved for the system for the last two decades. Many Metro Council members have been openly critical of the property tax, which would translate into a tax increase.

Baton Rouge residents who own $200,000 properties and have homestead exemption pay $134.75 a year for the library. If the 11.1-mill tax is approved, bills would rise to $138.75.

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

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