Two tax propositions in West Baton Rouge Parish easily won renewal Saturday night, each with nearly two-thirds of the vote in their favor.
The 12-mill property tax supporting the parish’s public school system in improving and maintaining salaries and benefits for teachers and support personnel carried 65 percent of the 6,914 votes cast, according to the Secretary of State’s website.
The tax is projected to generate $4.67 million per year and will run from 2017 to 2026.
Turnout was 42.5 percent.
Port Allen’s 5.27-mill tax supporting the city’s Police Department also won renewal, with 63 percent of the city’s 1,728 votes cast in favor.
The tax is projected to generate $219,000 per year and will be on the books from 2016 to 2025.
Turnout was 44.5 percent.