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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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  • Louisiana session nears end: Senate speeds budget, tax bills

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are speeding to an early end of their latest special session, with final passage expected Sunday of a tax deal to avoid deep budget cuts and keep state finances on an even keel for seven years.Senate committees Saturday quickly advanced the sales tax bill to raise $463 million for the budget that starts July 1 and a proposal to spend the money, putting them in line for Senate floor debate on Sunday. Lawmakers believe they might wrap up the legisl...

  • Breakthrough: Louisiana House reaches sales tax renewal deal

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House smashed through its gridlock Friday, bridging disagreements about fractions of a penny and backing a sales tax proposal that could keep colleges and state services from seeing steep budget cuts in July.With a 74-24 vote, lawmakers sent the Senate a bill that would renew nearly half of a 1 percent sales tax that expires July 1. The measure, which renews 0.45 percent of the tax that's set to expire, scraped through the House with just four more...

  • Grand Isle State Park: The top mom-approved place to fish and boat in Louisiana

    In a list made for moms, by moms and facilitated by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, (RBFF), Grand Isle State Park has officially been named a top, mom-approved place to fish and boat in Louisiana.Thanks to its fish-filled waters and family-friendly amenities, Grand Isle State Park officially has the mom-approved seal of approval.RBFF searched for places that have everything a family needs to experience the great outdoors – play areas and family-friendly amenities, pic...

  • Shrimp Closure

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces the 2018 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal except for the following waters: Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake Borgne, the Louisiana portion of Mississippi Sound, and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds.

  • Man and woman arrested following a series of crimes on June 18

     A man and woman were arrested following a series of crimes on Monday. Juris Roussell Jr., 39, of Larose and Margaret Guidroz, 39, of Cut Off face multiple charges.Through investigation, deputies learned that on Monday, June 18, a Larose man gave Roussell and Guidroz a ride to the Cut Off department store. Store employees contacted deputies later that day about a shoplifting incident.

  • Commission seeking support for Leeville community

      Just like the town it seeks to uphold, the Leeville Fishing Village and Cultural Preservation Commission is looking for support.The Commission was formed out of legislation in 2013 by State Senator Norby Chabert which created it for promoting tourism and conservation efforts in Leeville.But since that time, its immediate goals, namely holding quarterly meetings, creating a seal or “brand”, or even preparing a budget have mostly been unfulfilled.The board’s members h...

  • Supreme Court ruling is the latest wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks

    Legislative developments are as of press time Friday morning. Events can change rapidly during the session. Visit for updates.BATON ROUGE, La.

  • Border pain and our children

     Lots of outrage has been seen and heard around America over the treatment of families illegally entering the United States. President Trump has signed an executive order to keep the families together.I'm not sure where Americans want to keep these families who took a great risk to enter our country hoping to gain entrance quickly and illegally. It did not work out for them.

  • Governor: National Guard team will remain near border

    BATON ROUGE--Even after a public expression of distress by a state legislator, Gov. John Bel Edwards decided Wednesday to leave a Louisiana National Guard support team at the Texas border until mid-July.“I, like many people, am deeply disturbed by the unnecessary and abhorrent policy of separating children from their families,” Edwards said.But Edwards added that the Louisiana team, which responded in May to a routine request to assist Texas with border security, would finish its job...

  • The Community organizers are at it again

    Just when I thought political hypocrisy could not hit a lower point, Eric Holder came along to prove me wrong.Last week, Holder and his National Democratic Redistricting Committee filed a federal lawsuit accusing Louisiana of using gerrymandering to dilute the strength of black voters. This leftist political organization backed by former President Barack Obama argued our State should have concocted a way to create another majority-black Congressional district.In the most ironic twist of fate, Ho...

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