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Thu January 3, 2013
Baton Rouge Judge Orders Recount of Bridge Toll Vote
An East Baton Rouge Parish judge has ordered a recount of the vote that extended tolls on the Crescent City Connection bridge for 20 years.
The vote passed by a margin of 16 votes out of 308,000 cast on Nov. 6 in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes.
State Representative Pat Connick tells WWL-AM that officials won't recount every vote — just the absentee votes in Orleans Parish.
He opposed renewing the tolls, which bring in more than $20 million a year.