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Amendment 2 approval could mean millions

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Lincoln Parish public officials stand together in support of Constitutional Amendment No. 2, which will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot. Pictured from left to right on the front row are police jurors Sharyon Mayfield, Hazel Hunter, Mickey Mays and Annie Brown and Sheriff Mike Stone. On the second row are Juror Roy Glover, Lincoln Parish Tax Assessor Pam Jones, Clerk of Court Linda Cook and Juror David Hammons. On the back row are Jurors Jody Backus, Bobby Bennett, Mike Franklin, President Theresa Wyatt and Vice-President Skip Russell.

If Louisiana residents say yes, a constitutional amendment up for vote on Nov. 2 could pour millions of dollars back into Lincoln Parish.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2, introduced through legislation by Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, proposes to increase the cap on individual parishes’ share of funds the state collects from severance taxes for oil and gas exploration.

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