State and city officials host meeting after five months


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- On August 12, The Central Chamber of Commerce hosted a meeting to provide an update on the state since officials have not met since Governor Edwards stay at home mandate back in March.

Some of the meeting takeaways include:  

  • Sales tax revenue currently is is higher than it was five months ago. In June, sales tax revenue was up by 16 percent compared to 2019 revenue.
  • The city is getting closer to picking a new location for city hall
  • Schools’ millage renewal will be on the August 15 ballot
  • The CARES Act provided up to $25,000.00 dollars to small businesses
  • A new committee was created his year; a joint committee on technology and cyber security 

Senator Bodi White, Representatives Valarie Hodges and Barry Ivey and other city officials were present at the meeting.

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