- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The dedicated tax for the East Baton Rouge Library system is on the Oct. 24 ballot.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1QhryJN) the tax is all or nothing. If voters reject it, the library will lose the revenue source that funds more than 98 percent of its operations.

The library calls its property tax a renewal, but others have deemed it an increase. The system is asking for 11.1 mills, which is the same size tax it has requested over the past two decades, and it would generate about $44 million in 2016.

Baton Rouge residents with $200,000 homes and homestead exemption pay $134.75 annually for the library. If voters approve the tax, their tax bill would increase by $4.

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


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