The Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday, which provides an exemption from state
sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual
items, is today and through midnight tomorrow. You must pay state
sales tax on the portion of the purchase price of any item in excess of $2,500.
The holiday applies to the 4 percent state sales tax, but
not apply to the sales taxes levied by parishes, municipalities, school
boards, and other political subdivisions of the state.
The Legislature set by the
holiday for the first consecutive Friday and Saturday of
Merchants across the state are offering additional discounts to stimulate the economy.
For more info on the shopping incentive, click here.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.