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Caddo propositions voted down

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Turnout was low as voters in northwest Louisiana went to the polls, but the few who went made some big decisions. Caddo Parish had several issues on the ballot. Two of them will determine how the parish commission operates in the future.

Voters said, "no" to two propositions. The first was for a $23 million dollar bond to  pay for construction projects. Supporters said the money would be used to pay for various projects including road construction and putting a new roof on the parish prison. Opponents argued that the money was not needed, pointing to $75 million dollars in unspent Haynesville Shale revenue.

Voters also turned down a proposal to extend the time commissioners can serve from three to five terms.
This proposal faced a lot of opposition from several groups including the Caddo GOP and the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.


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