BGR Analyzes Local Propositions, Constitutional Amendments

• Bureau of Governmental Research

Overview

BGR provides analysis of local propositions as well as amendments to the state constitution appearing on the ballot for November 4, 2008. A proposition in New Orleans would amend the city charter to make comprehensive changes to planning and land use decision making in the city. A proposition in Jefferson would expand the permissible uses of an existing sales tax to include drainage improvements. The state constitutional amendments take on a variety of issues, including term limits, assessments and expropriation.

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