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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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  • Galliano Bridge repairs months behind schedule

    The repair of the Galliano Pontoon Bridge is over two months behind schedule and the bridge will continue to be closed, says Duplantis Design Group engineer Heather Klingman.

    “The latest scheduled completion date is June 6th. There is still a good bit of work to do. They probably could use more manpower,” she told the Lafourche Parish Council at a May 23 public meeting.

  • Keep coming back: Another Louisiana special session expected

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have grappled with financial woes across three special legislative sessions since their terms began fewer than 18 months ago. 

    No end is in sight, with lawmakers now certain to be called back for a fourth budget and tax session.

  • GOP lawmaker: Partisanship clouding Louisiana gas tax debate

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana Republican lawmaker scolded by her party's leaders for supporting a gas tax increase has shot back that the GOP effort to kill the bill is an example of short-sighted party politics that ignores the state's problems.

    Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, said "partisanship and election posturing are clouding the real debate" over proper funding for Louisiana's infrastructure and transportation systems.

  • Other Council Action taken from May 24, 2017

    The following are action items from the Lafourche Parish Council public meeting on May 24, 2017 (Councilmen Bourgeois and Lafont were absent):

    --Rolled forward (increased) millage rates for 2017 for Recreation District No. 11 and for Special Services District No. 1;

  • Motorists, prepare for additional bridge closures

    The Lockport Company Canal Bridge, crossing the Company Canal on LA 1 in Lockport, will be under a one-lane operation daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Tuesday May 30, until Friday June 9.

    The daily one-lane closures are needed in order to allow bridge inspection personnel to conduct a comprehensive structural, mechanical and electrical inspection of the structure.

  • Detectives seeking male subject who assaulted woman during home invasion

    Detectives are investigating an incident in which a male subject invaded a Galliano home and assaulted a woman.

    Just before 1 p.m. on Monday, May 22, deputies responded to a residence on West 107th Street in Galliano where they made contact with a woman who had just been assaulted inside her home.

  • LDWF to host WETSHOP 2017 for teachers at Grand Isle Research Lab

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold WETSHOP 2017, a coastal awareness workshop for science, history and social studies teachers, July 9-14 at the LDWF Grand Isle Research Lab.The focus of this six-day workshop will be to provide teachers with an in-depth look at issues related to wetland ecology and coastal land loss in Louisiana. This year, participants will visit one of the largest coastal restoration projects in the world.Lodging and meals are provided once par...

  • Lawmakers weighing boost to Louisiana driver's license fees

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers are considering whether to raise driver's license fees by $1 and deposit the estimated $2.4 million raised over five years into a veterans assistance fund.

    The House overwhelmingly supported the measure by Pineville Rep. Chris Hazel, a Republican, in an 81-14 vote.

  • Man arrested, accused of sex with missing New Orleans girl

    TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) — Authorities say a man tracked to a hotel where he was with a runaway 14-year-old girl remains jailed on accusations of sexual contact with the teen.

    The Times-Picayune reports 34-year-old Malcom Baker was booked Monday on three counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. 

  • Lawmaker: Louisiana domestic abuse laws risk nullification

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana lawmaker fears women and children could lose crucial domestic violence protections if his colleagues refuse to join 48 states that have widened the safeguards to include same-sex couples.

    Rep. Patrick Connick wants to remove the requirement that a victim be of the opposite sex of the alleged offender to be considered a victim of domestic violence.

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