With Gov. Bobby Jindal finally signing Senate Bill 564, Grambling can get under way creating a tax increment financing district on five portions of land throughout the town and expanding its need for economic development in the area.
Grambling Mayor Edward Jones said the Grambling Legends Square TIF district created by the bill would allow the town to take the money generated by sales tax for the state and place it in its debt services fund.
They have more constitutional authority and responsibility than any other sheriffs in the nation. Bayou State sheriffs are not only the chief elected law enforcement officer of their parish, but also the chief executive officer of the local court and the chief tax collector.
Over the 213 years Louisiana has had sheriffs — the office became an elected position in 1847; prior to that sheriffs were gubernatorial appointees — they and their deputies have tangled with plenty of bad guys and befriended hundreds of thousands of Louisiana citizens.