Ascension Parish, La., officials are considering a 25-year, $135 million road improvement program to be funded in part with $80 million of bonds supported by a proposed 0.5% increase in the parish’s sales tax.

The parish is expected to ask the Louisiana State Bond Commission in August to approve a sales tax election in November. The tax would generate $8 million a year to support two $40 million bond issues. After paying debt service on the bonds, the parish would have $3 million a year to allocate to other projects.

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