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Airport tax election gets approval in Lafayette

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - One hurdle remains before finalization of a Dec. 6 sales tax election for Lafayette Regional Airport.

The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to call the election asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parish-wide to help pay for a new airport terminal and parking lot.

Airport Commission Chairman Matt Cruse says the next and final step to calling the election is to get approval from the State Bond Commission in August or September. He says there's no reason to expect the bond commission won't approve the measure.

Voters will be asked to approve a 1-cent sales tax on all sales in the parish except food and prescription medication. The tax would be collected from April 1, 2015, through Nov. 30, 2015.

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