After the spectacular failure of the Union Parish School System’s two tax hikes last Saturday, we decided to investigate how school tax issues fared across the entire state.
Here’s what we found:
It is notable that only three of nine “new” tax issues passed. Several “renewals” also failed with voters.
For comparative purposes only, we designated the issues as “new” and “re-impose,” when in fact ALL the tax issues that are voted upon are new taxes.
The Louisiana Secretary of State and much of Louisiana’s “real” news media incorrectly label most tax propositions as “renewals.” They are more properly termed “re-imposition of an expiring tax.”
Those propositions that we called “new” represent a tax that has never before been levied.