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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated

Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Voters have rejected a measure that would have imposed tolls on the Crescent City Connection for 20 years.

The Times-Picayune says voters rejected the toll extension Saturday in what was the second referendum on the issue.

Although turnout was light in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes, the margin opposed to the measure was clear. Voters rejected the toll extension by a huge margin, 78 percent to 22 percent. The vote total was 73,656 for no tolls; 20,730 for extending the tolls.

During the initial vote in November, the referendum passed by just 18 votes out of more than 308,000 ballots.