Ask St. John Officials to reject the Marathon tax break

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, CALL UPON THE ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH COUNCIL, SCHOOL BOARD & SHERIFF TO REJECT MARATHON OIL'S REQUEST FOR $43 MILLION IN TAX EXEMPTIONS.

  • Our school system is facing a $7 MILLION BUDGET SHORTFALL and is considering furloughs and layoffs
  • The St. John ferry HAS BEEN CLOSED due to a lack of funds
  • St. John the Baptist Parish has a VERY LIMITED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
  • Local sewer and water systems need to be upgraded to maintain consistent public health standards

Marathon Oil is the 3rd largest refinery in the U.S., worth about $3 billion. And since 1999, St John the Baptist Parish has lost $885 million because of tax giveaways to Marathon Oil.

Now Marathon Oil is trying to get $43 million MORE in tax exemptions using an altered public document. These exemptions would result in major cuts to local schools and services and would increase taxes by $256 per home.

Tell the St John Parish Council to stop the endless giveaways to Marathon Oil

 

184 SIGNATURES
200 signatures

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