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Fuel costs hike rates for basic services

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The road repairs, trash pick-up, school bus transportation and law enforcement duties cannot be suspended in our parish. They are basic services that residents depend on and that keep our community running.

Therefore, our government leaders are watching larger than usual portions of taxpayer money go toward the cost of keeping vehicles fueled up.

There’s really not much that can be done at this point. No one could have predicted the recent severe jump in gas prices.

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