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Parish will benefit from Amendment 4

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The severance of natural resources from an area is a significant process, and one that the state has benefited from hand-over-fist as the price of oil and gas skyrocketed over the past few years.

The state has pulled in large budget surpluses off of that rising cost, fueling big budgets that have actually left the state with some historic surpluses.

However, an artificial cap on how much of the tax revenue generated here in Lincoln Parish can be fed back into the coffers of the parish governing board has not changed to reflect the fact that more and more tax revenue has been generated.

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