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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Wednesday May 22, 2019

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  • Sales tax phase-out bill edges forward in Louisiana House

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal to phase out the centerpiece of a seven-year tax deal enacted last year to stabilize Louisiana's budget started moving Monday in the House, over the objections of Gov. John Bel Edwards.The House Ways and Means Committee advanced the measure by House Republican leader Lance Harris without objection.

  • Publication of parish’s meeting transcripts lagging

    Lafourche Parish residents wanting to read the official transcript of what happened at Parish Council meetings in early 2018 had to wait until this spring to do so due to months-long publishing delays.The Parish Council lost its minute clerk last year, resulting in months of unapproved and unpublished minutes, or transcripts, that could violate state public meetings laws.Public bodies or councils are required to write and publish transcripts, or summaries, of their meetings in the official paris...

  • News in Brief- May 15, 2019

    Judge dismisses lawsuit claiming high prison temps are cruel

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has conditionally dismissed a lawsuit that claimed three ailing death row inmates in Louisiana were being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment through high heat indexes.The Advocate reports attorneys for the inmates and the state Department of Corrections jointly requested to dismiss the 2013 civil rights lawsuit. U.S.

  • Analysis: Louisiana lawmakers push food label restrictions

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's lawmakers are on a labeling binge this year, pushing ahead with food classification restrictions on milk, rice, meat, sugar, shrimp, and crawfish as they try to assist the state's agricultural industries.The protectionist measures are provoking ridicule on social media, threats of litigation and objections from people who say they don't need the state telling them that almond milk isn't real milk.But legislators say they're trying to ...

  • Sheriff’s Office reminds parishioners about prescription drug drop-off boxes

    Sheriff Craig Webre is again reminding residents that unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at three Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office locations.The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators donated drop-off boxes in 2016 through a sponsorship by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. The boxes are provided to help citizens properly dispose of prescription medications.The drop-off boxes are located in the lobbies of these LPSO locations: Administrative Office (200 Can...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, May 8-12

    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.MAY 8, 2019La.

  • News in Brief- May 12, 2019

    Trump plans to talk energy jobs in May 14 trip to Louisiana

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to visit Louisiana Tuesday to highlight job growth related to energy.The White House said Monday that Trump is scheduled to travel May 14 to Hackberry, an unincorporated Louisiana community on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Houston. The president plans to tour a shipping facility that uses trains to bring in liquefied natural gas for export overseas.The White House says Trump ...

  • Louisiana's unspent cash proposed for roads, colleges, coast

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than $400 million in unspent cash from Louisiana's better-than-expected tax collections would pay for roadwork, coastal protection projects and public college programs, among a long list of spending plans under debate by lawmakers.The package of budget bills would plug gaps in the TOPS college tuition program, pay down debts, steer money to legal judgments owed by the state and cover the fire marshal's overtime for investigating the burnings of three bl...

  • Three arrested for Leeville camp burglaries

    Three people have been arrested in connection to a string of camp burglaries in the Leeville area. Jean Gisclair, 30, and Damain Randazzo, 29, both of Golden Meadow, along with Christopher Beatty, 47, of Lockport, have been arrested.On May 3, detectives began investigating a string of burglaries occurring at camps in the Leeville area. Five camps were burglarized with mostly fishing equipment stolen.Through investigation, detectives located a storage unit in Golden Meadow where the stolen items ...

  • Former Lafourche councilman gets probation

    A former Lafourche Parish councilman convicted of stealing thousands of dollars in Section 8 housing money will not serve any jail time, a judge ruled last week.A six-member jury found Michael F. Delatte Sr. guilty on Jan.

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