Thursday, May 30, 2024

Haughton voters soundly defeat property tax millage

by BIZ Magazine

By Randy Brown, Bossier Press-Tribune

On Saturday, March 25, 2023, voters in Haughton soundly defeated a 14.46 Mills M&TC 15 Year property tax that would have funded the police and fire departments.

The property tax millage failed by a margin of 70% (398 votes) to 30% (168 votes). Unofficial voter turnout was 21.8%.

According to the official description on the ballot, the funding provided by the property tax millage would have been used for “acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining, operating and/or supplementing public safety protection and emergency medical service facilities, vehicles and equipment, including both movable and immovable property.”

In a Shreveport election, Shreveport City Councilman Grayson Boucher will face incumbent James Jefferson in a April 29 runoff for the Shreveport City Marshal’s race.

In the election, Jefferson, a democrat, came out on top overall with 45% of the vote compared to Boucher’s 42%.

Also in the race were Democrat Anthony Johnson (who received 7% of the vote) and Independent Donald “DJ” Gaut (who received 6% of the vote). Overall unofficial voter turnout for this race was 11.1%.

You may also like

-
00:00
00:00
Update Required Flash plugin
-
00:00
00:00