Cajun Industries files suit challenging constitutionality of CATS tax
POSTED: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 7:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Cajun Industries has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the recently passed CATS tax.
They say they don't want the Capital Area's public transportation system to get any of the money from the $10.6-million tax that's expected to raise around $16-million.
CATS representatives say this will not stop them from going forward and trying to improve public transportation in Baton Rouge and Baker.
"I believe it's just another attempt at trying to undermine the voters’ decision from back in April,” Jared Loftus, CATS board member, said. “It's not going to affect, as far as we see it, our ability to bring the transportation reform that we had promised to the voters that they had voted on."
NBC33 called Cajun Industries several times for comment on the lawsuit. None of our calls were returned.
The CATS tax passed in Baton Rouge and Baker. It failed to get enough votes in Zachary.