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Greater New Orleans Republicans endorse Jefferson Parish property taxes for water, sewerage

By Adriane Quinlan | The Times-Picayune

October 17, 2013

The Greater New Orleans Republicans have announced their support of two Jefferson Parish tax propositions to go before voters Saturday.

The group voiced their support of propositions which would renew the millages for the departments of water and sewerage for 10-years at their current rates – bringing in about $19 million in taxes to Jefferson Parish annually.

In a release, the GNOR said that the millage rates ensure a high quality of life in Jefferson Parish, which would be adversely affected if the rates were not approved by voters. “Failure to renew these millages will surely result in diminished services, higher use fees and jeopardize low interest loan funding provided by the State of Louisiana for projects already in line for construction,” the release reads.

The millages have been paid by residents for years, but were turned down by voters in May. If the millages are not approved on Oct. 19, they will expire at the end of next year. Along with GNOR, the Bureau of Governmental Research and local civic and business groups have voiced support of the millage rates.

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