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Library millage approved overwhelmingly, 75-25 percent; law enforcement millage redirection passes 52-48 percent

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; New Orleans voters today chose overwhelmingly to create a new 25-year, 2.5 mill tax to support the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL). While the library already is the recipient of a 3.14 mill tax, library officials warned that it wasn't ...

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Library millage approved overwhelmingly, 75-25 percent; law enforcement millage redirection passes 52-48 percent



New Orleans voters today chose overwhelmingly to create a new 25-year, 2.5 mill tax to support the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL). While the library already is the recipient of a 3.14 mill tax, library officials warned that it wasn't enough to support the system long-term and said without new funds branches would shutter and hours would be cut.

With 99 percent of the vote counted, 75 percent of voters supported the tax, while 25 percent did not.? [ Read more ]

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