LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Everything purchased in Lafayette Parish, from clothes to cars, will cost a little more starting April 1.

Lafayette Regional Airport

A 1 percent parish-wide sales tax approved by voters in December to help build a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport goes into effect starting Wednesday.

The Advertiser reports the tax will be collected through Nov. 30 on all purchases except food and prescription medication.

The temporary tax is expected to generate about $30 million toward the estimated $90 million cost of building a new terminal and parking area at Lafayette Regional Airport. The airport commission hopes to get the remainder of the funding from the Federal Aviation Administration, state government and the sale of bonds.

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Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

 

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