Voters overwhelmingly approve $17 million hospital millage

Parish voters chose to approve a measure to issue bonds aimed at financing major upgrades and improvements to St. Charles Parish Hospital.

Only 11.9% of registered voters in the parish (4,392 people) cast a ballot in yesterday’s election. 77% of them (3,402 people) approved the measure, with 23% of voters (990 people) in opposition.

The bonds will be paid by extending the current ad valorem tax at a reduced rate, which means this is not a new tax but rather a continuation of an existing one.

A passage of the proposal means a reduction in millage from current 3.16 Mills to 3.06 Mills.

 

 

About Monique Roth 523 Articles
Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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