Bridge Tolls
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Wed March 6, 2013

Judge Orders New Election in CCC Bridge Toll Challenge

A Baton Rouge judge has nullified the election results for the 20-year renewal of the tolls for the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans and has ordered a new election in May.

WWL-TV reports state District Judge William Morvant ruled Tuesday that several eligible voters were given provisional ballots that only included federal races and not the local measures.

The local toll renewal passed by just 36 votes in a November election.

Attorneys representing plaintiff Michael J. Teachworth, founder of stopthetolls.org, and the state were not immediately available for comment.

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