St. Tammany GOP opposes Causeway toll increase for improvements

St. Tammany Parish’s Republican Party has come out against plans to raise tolls and make $103 million in safety improvements on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The Republican Executive Committee said it will ask the Parish Council to deny approval of a bond issue needed for the project.

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St. Tammany council wants to halt diversion of Causeway funds

During the recent debate over the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway’s proposed toll increase, citizens have questioned and criticized the use of about $2 million in annual Causeway revenue to police the Huey P. Long Bridge and for parishes in the New Orleans area. The St. Tammany Parish Council on Thursday (Sept. 1) adopted a resolution calling on the parish’s legislative delegation to introduce legislation requiring that all Causeway funds be used exclusively for maintaining, operating and improving the bridge.

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