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Severance tax bill holds big benefits

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Despite the benefits felt here in Lincoln Parish and in other areas throughout the nation, federal earmarks carry negative connotations for many. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain especially is no fan of so-called pork projects.

Our local legislators continually remind us not to rely on state funding for parish projects, something that is challenging for smaller municipalities that lack a strong tax base.
Bearing all that in mind, state Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, has come up with a solution to solve some of our local funding woes.

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