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Statewide Races

   Amendments that will be voted on statewide:

  • Amendment 1 - To extend the special assessment level to homesteads owned & occupied by any person with a service-connected disability rating of 50% or more.
  • Amendment 2 - To increase the maximum amount of the severance tax imposed & collected by the state on natural resources (other than sulphur, lignite, and timber).
  • Amendment 3 - To exempt from ad valorem property tax medical equipment leased for a term exceeding five years to a nonprofit corporation or associations.
  • Amendment 4 - Exempts motor vehicles from municipal ad valorum taxes & removes language that authorizes a municipal governing authority to impose ad valorem taxes on motor vehicles.
  • Amendment 5 - To exempt consigned art from ad valorum property tax
  • Amendment 6 - To authorize the legislature to enact laws establishing new judgeships of district courts as new divisions having limited or specific jurisdiction within the territorial jurisdiction of the district court & subject matter jurisdiction over family or juvenile matters.
  • Amendment 7 - To provide for a single tax assessor in Orleans Parish to be elected at the same time as the municipal officers of New Orleans.
  • Amendment 8 - To grant the Central community school system in East Baton Rouge the same authority granted parishes for purposes related to the minimum foundation program, funding for certain school books, & instructional materials.

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    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

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    Saturday, December 16 2017 10:16 AM EST2017-12-16 15:16:21 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

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    Congressman: Bayou Bridge Pipeline approved

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    Friday, December 15 2017 10:43 PM EST2017-12-16 03:43:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...

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