Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research releases a new report, On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Sales Tax, November 13, 2021. The report examines a proposition that asks St. Tammany Parish voters to authorize a new 0.4% sales tax to fund the State-mandated responsibilities of parish government. These responsibilities include providing the parish jail and courthouse, as well as financial and operational support to the 22nd Judicial District Court and certain independent offices, such as the sheriff, district attorney, clerk of court, assessor and registrar of voters. The proposed tax would generate an estimated $22.2 million annually and be levied for seven years, beginning January 1, 2022.
Click here to get the full report, InBrief summary and media release.