DALLAS — Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish, La., on Saturday overwhelmingly opposed a request for tax hikes to support $901 million of bonds that would finance infrastructure upgrades and economic development efforts.

Of the almost 75,000 voters participating, 48,851 opposed the proposal to increase the sales tax by 0.5% and raise the property tax rate by 9.9 mills, with 25,766 voting in favor.

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