DALLAS - The combined government of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish would embark on the largest infrastructure improvement program in its history if voters approve a $989 million bond package proposed by Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden.

Holden and Richard Leibowitz of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP, the parish's bond counsel, outlined the plan to the Metropolitan Council's finance committee on Wednesday, which passed it along without recommendation to the full city-parish council for consideration at its meeting on July 23.

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