DeSoto Parish voters will go to the polls Saturday and are being asked to approve two property tax funds which are responsible for paying the salaries of employees and their benefits, and help provide funding for property and casualty insurance and other expenses.
The Operations Tax and Maintenance Tax require renewal by voters every 10 years.
According To DeSoto Parish School Superintendent Cade Brumley, if voters approve both property taxes renewals, this will keep the same tax rates since 2012. He adds the propositions are not new taxes.
Brumley said he encountered the loss of over $50 million in revenue as the Haynesville Shale's economic impact slowed when he took over as superintendent three years ago.
DeSoto Parish polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.