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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    They better do a registration drive. Young people are not registering to vote. I'd think a 20% turnout for ages 18 to 24 to be outstanding. In Ouachita Parish that might equal 2000 votes total. Not all of those will vote yes. Nothing to see here.
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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgpix View Post
    I visited with the OPPJ l,egal counsel this week at our civic club’s meeting. Two points:
    —The nlulm “auxiliary enterprises” body (all unis have such a 3rd party to come up with projects, like dorm Apt. Buildings, get tax bonds to finance their construction) can be turned down by the Police Jury.
    So it's NOT a separate taxing district calling for the tax?
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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    New Article on the issue. Also, a Facebook group created stand against ULM's proposal.

    ULM asks Ouachita Parish Police Jury to put a property tax on the ballot
    myarklamiss.com | Jan 15, 2019
    https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/loc...lot/1704553244


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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    New Article on the issue. Also, a Facebook group created stand against ULM's proposal.
    ULM asks Ouachita Parish Police Jury to put a property tax on the ballot
    myarklamiss.com | Jan 15, 2019
    https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/loc...lot/1704553244


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    With the public climate against any new property taxes and it being a re-election year for Police Jurors - I'm interested to see how this plays out

    To me a motel/hotel sales tax on tourism would of been the way to go
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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne From Minden View Post
    With the public climate against any new property taxes and it being a re-election year for Police Jurors - I'm interested to see how this plays out

    To me a motel/hotel sales tax on tourism would of been the way to go
    The student fee was the way to go, and ULM students emphatically said NO.

    That's the 4th or 5th student fee ULM students have rejected in the last several years.

    Why should the community be forced into footing the bill for projects ULM's own students and alumni don't want?

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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    Bruno's latest BS is that it is not for athletics but to promote ULM as a research university. MeTooU
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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    KTVE Facebook post, like every comment is a big fat "No" for the proposal.
    https://www.facebook.com/20343644635...3489170352311/

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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Italian View Post
    “Speaking from my experience and conversations with other police jurors, we’ve had an overwhelming amount of negative feedback to this proposed millage,” Smiley said. “There’s been very little positive response given to the police jurors.”
    Reading through many social media posts, mostly all are against it. Even folks who are ULM supporters are against this tax.

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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    Hope Young, public relations director at ULLM, said the university believed the VCOM medical school would draw more students, though specific enrollment estimates would remain unknown until the medical school opened.
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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne From Minden View Post
    And you would fail

    Don’t bet against me

    That said not all actions are set in motion to collect a win.....if you catch my drift.

    Things operate much differently this side of the Ouachita....

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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    That attorney has never been at a bond closing then. They are not tax bonds - they are lower floater bonds - purchased by institutions with an underlying letter of credit as collateral.

    The police jury has no ovesight in this arena. The ULS system grants approval then the state bond commission. Tax payers are not on the hook for lower floater debt.

    ULM probably preflighted more lower floater bond debt, were turned down....then came up with the tax plan. It is a brilliant plan but they lied when they said the “medical school” would cost nothing. And it is a cover for the repeated failed student fees for athletics.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgpix View Post
    I visited with the OPPJ l,egal counsel this week at our civic club’s meeting. Two points:
    —The nlulm “auxiliary enterprises” body (all unis have such a 3rd party to come up with projects, like dorm Apt. Buildings, get tax bonds to finance their construction) can be turned down by the Police Jury.

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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    Update: Bruno tells faculty that a 'no' from OPPJ is 'denying you your right to vote'

    Police Jury looks opposed to this tax:

    https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/ne...al/2608577002/
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    Re: Ouachita folks, you ready for a ULM tax????

    The OPPJ voted, and they voted not to waste tax payer money holding an election that is doomed to fail, and that represents a departure from what the PJ manages, and a usurping of the intent of property taxes. Otherwise anyone, any entity can demand an issue be put on the ballot "just because" it would benefit a select few.

    I know a fellow who is well-connected in the arena of higher ed in the state. He's a former VP at several state universities, in semi-retirement right now, but still active in the politics of higher ed in Louisiana, and is often consulted by state legislators for guidance on issues. He and I will be in a meeting this week. And! he has sung the praises of Bruno saying he is a no-nonsense manager. I don't know all that much about Bruno....I have been privy to some decisions he has made due to my associations, and I admit, in the past he's made some sensible decisions as prez of ulm...but, this???? I'll be interested in my friend's take on how Bruno is pushing this tax issue.

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