Your Local Election Headquarters: Grambling passes sales tax proposition

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GRAMBLING, LA. (KTVE/KARD)– Grambling’s sales tax proposition passed Tuesday, Nov. 3, with 63 percent in favor.

“It was overwhelmingly voted for in favor and we are grateful to our citizens that they understand that it costs money to provide services and so that’s what we are going to do,” Pamela Breedlove, Grambling City Attorney, said.

The proposition increases the sales tax by .25 of a percent. She said this isn’t much of an increase for each individual.

“Overall when they go up and buy stuff it’s just going to go up a minuet amount,”Breedlove said. “But that minuet amount times everybody, gives the City of Grambling the ability to have more funds to bring other things into our town.”

Things like new businesses, products, and most importantly- jobs.

“We can use that for infrastructure to help other businesses to come,” Breedlove said. “Attract businesses there and then that gives them more places to shop, more places to work, more tax base, because when businesses come into our town, they pay taxes and so it’s a good thing for everybody.”

Now that it’s passed, she said it’ll bring in enough money to allow the city to be more progressive.

“Give our people a place to shop at, a place to work, you know, continue to make Grambling a great place to live, work, play, and learn,” Breedlove said.

The vote will be recognized at Thursday night’s city council meeting. The sales tax increase will officially go into effect on Jan. 1.

GRAMBLING, LA. (KTVE/KARD)– Come November, there will be more than just the presidential election on the ballot.

Voters can expect to see many propositions, including one specifically for the City of Grambling.
Pamela Breedlove, Grambling City Attorney, said the proposition would increase sales tax by a quarter of a percent.

She said it would give the city an opportunity to bring additional businesses into the area. This would give locals more places to shop as well as more job opportunities.

Breedlove added, in order to bring in more businesses, the city first has to be able to provide additional buildings and services, so the sales tax proposition would be a way to make that possible.

“Business brings more business and so that helps us grow and so that’s what we are trying to do is to make sure, you know, Grambling is a great place to live, work, and play, and that’s what we want to continue there.”

Breedlove said the proposition would be a great opportunity for small cities like Grambling to create more economic development.

Election day will be here before we know it and there are some dates people should keep in mind.

The last day to register or make a change in person or by mail is October 5th by 4:30. The last day to register online at the secretary of state’s website is October 13th. Election day is November 3.

We will continue to break down the propositions that will be on the ballot as we get closer to the election.

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