State, Local Issues on the October 4, 2003 Ballot

• Bureau of Governmental Research

Overview

Among the propositions on the ballot for October 4, 2003, are three constitutional amendments relating to coastal restoration, and another providing for the possible state takeover of failing public schools, many of which are in Orleans Parish. BGR analyzes these four amendments, along with two local propositions.

The Jefferson Parish ballot proposition would increase property taxes to fund salary increases for classroom teachers and certain other employees. The Orleans Parish ballot proposition would allow slot machines at the Fair Grounds racetrack.

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