BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The ‘People On a Roll’ Conference is Tuesday, October 11 at Lod Cook Conference Center, 3848 W. Lakeshore Drive in Baton Rouge.

Dr. Rick Moreland and Edgar Cage with Together Louisiana said the event is to learn from a significant change that regular people in Louisiana won to our corporate tax system.

For the last six years, for the first time ever, local leaders have had a say over local property tax exemptions for large corporations in their parish.

Since then, we’ve seen a significant shift in the way these companies pay property taxes. Local parish governments are getting almost $300 million a year in revenues they didn’t get before, just because now they have a seat at the table.

That means millions of dollars for local schools, law enforcement, libraries, fire departments, roads, drainage and youth programming.

“We’re getting together because local control over tax exemptions is valuable to our communities and we don’t want the reforms to go away,” said Cage.