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Board opposes new tax, backs renewals

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to oppose the new quarter-cent sales tax being proposed by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The business leaders say while they understand the importance of good law enforcement, now is not the time for a new tax.

“During these economic times, we thought this was not a good time to be taxing people further,” Chamber President Scott Terry said.

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