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La. lawmakers agree to give assessors hefty car allowance

(Source: WWSB)
Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:11 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:13 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers have agreed that Louisiana’s parish tax assessors should be able to give themselves hefty car allowances up to 15% of their annual six-figure salaries.

A 38-0 Senate vote and a 76-25 House vote Thursday sent the bill by Republican Sen. Stewart Cathey to the governor’s desk for consideration.

Lawmakers said assessors earn between $135,000 and $172,000 annually. The measure would allow them to receive a vehicle allowance that is up to 15% of their salary on top of their yearly pay. The allowance could reach $20,000 to $26,000 a year.

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