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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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  • Deal possible? Sales tax bills advance in Louisiana House

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three sales tax proposals to lessen state budget cuts that hit in fewer than two weeks edged forward Wednesday in the Louisiana House, but a tax deal remains far from certain for passage in the remaining days of the special session.Advancement of the measures from the conservative House Ways and Means Committee keeps negotiations ongoing in a short, 10-day session that must end June 27, the third special session on taxes this year."The hardest part of this proc...

  • Deputies Seek to Identify Two Men Who Stole Hoverboards from Cut Off Store

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of two men wanted for stealing several hoverboards (self-balancing scooters) from a Cut Off department store late last month.During the early morning hours of May 30, 2018, two men entered the Walmart Supercenter in Cut Off. The men grabbed several hoverboards and exited the store without purchasing the items. The two men were traveling in a white SUV.Anyone who can identify these indiv...

  • Gov. Edwards: Session is last chance to solve budget problem

    Editor’s note: Legislative updates are as of press time Tuesday morning. In the special session, events may change rapidly.BATON ROUGE – At the outset of the third special legislative session this year, Gov. John Bel Edwards chided a group of House Republicans Monday for having blocked efforts to raise revenue to avoid budget cuts and said this was the “last chance” to solve the problem.“Over the past several months, partisan politics have infested this building in ...

  • Port Police receive boost in fight against overdoses

    Officers receive Naloxone vials from Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office

    Gazette Staff Reports

    Local first responders have new resources to help them fight the opioid epidemic plaguing our state. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office has granted the Greater Lafourche Port Commission Police Department vouchers for several vials of Naloxone, a prescription medication that counteracts the effects of opioids to restore breathing during an overdose.The life saving drugs were mad...

  • Action taken from the Lafourche Parish Council meeting

    Other action from the June 12 Parish Council public meeting (all members were present and vote was unanimous except where noted):- Passed an ordinance by vote of 8-1 calling for a special election to be held on November 6, 2018 to authorize the levy of additional sales tax to fund Solid Waste in Lafourche Parish. Jerry Lafont voted “nay”;- Passed an ordinance to de-obligate budget balances of completed projects from the 2018 Operations and Maintenance budget. Jerry Jones and Lafont v...

  • News in Brief- June 20, 2018

    Nicholls receives high marks for online program THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls Online was ranked in the top five of online programs in Louisiana by an online school option ranked online programs by their tuition and fees and academic strength. Nicholls Online came out No.

  • Hundreds of items stolen in Larose shipyard burglary

    A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a recent burglary at a Larose shipyard.At some time between June 8-11, one or more subjects entered a warehouse at a shipyard in Larose. Several hundred items were stolen in the burglary, most of which were electrical breakers and threaded brass pipe fittings for marine vessels, but similar to those used in homes.Anyone who has come into contact with a large supply of marine electrical equipm...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, June 14-17

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.JUNE 14, 2018Thibodaux Police DepartmentCharles Cole, 47, Thibodaux.

  • Seat Belt Checkpoint Slated for Thursday, June 21

    Seat Belt Checkpoint Slated for Thursday, June 21Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a seat belt checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the daytime hours of June 21, 2018. During this checkpoint, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as for proper inspection tags and other potential violations. Checkpoints are designed to help raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of th...

  • Try, try again: Louisiana lawmakers enter third tax session

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have spent an unusual 45 weeks in legislative sessions since their term began in January 2016, and now they're heading back for more, unable so far to reach a deal for financing state government programs starting in July.Monday's latest gathering is the seventh special session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards since he took office, all to deal with Louisiana's ongoing financial instability — on top of the annual regular sessions t...

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