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Constitutional amendments go .500 as voters approve three, reject three

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Proposed amendments to the Louisiana constitution went .500 on election night as voters approved three and rejected a trio of proposals.

The proposal to create a registrar of voters in each parish was approved handily by a margin of 73 percent to 27 percent.

The proposal to transfer homestead exemptions to a surviving spouse also passed by a significant margin, 72 percent to 28 percent.

Voters also agreed with the idea of a revenue stabilization trust fund, but my a much narrower margin, passing the amendment 54 percent to 46 percent.

As for the other trio of proposals, voters rejected a plan to allow the establishment of tuition without Legislative approval, they said no by a 57 to 43 percent margin.

An amendment to eliminate a federal income tax deduction when filing corporate returns was also defeat. That measure fell by a 56 to 44 percent margin.

A proposal to give lawmakers a different way to get at protected funds during tough economic times was defeated 58 to 42 percent.

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