May 15, 2009 11:01 AM
As lawmakers look underneath every rock for available cash to send back to their districts, coastal advocates are concerned that $300 million set aside by Gov. Bobby Jindal for restoration and hurricane protection projects could become a target on the ...
May 13, 2009 12:00 AM
The state’s $1.3 billion budget shortfall is the firestorm of this year’s legislative session, and its embers have ignited smaller infernos on several fronts. Even during the first hours of the legislative session that began two weeks ago, it was ...
May 13, 2009 12:00 AM
As the governor reverses his stance on the homestead exemption and lawmakers tackle substantive millage issues, property taxes are finally creating high drama at the state Capitol. Every year, a small group of lawmakers pushes legislation to alter ...
May 8, 2009 10:59 AM
The chambers of commerce from Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes sent representatives to the State Capitol this week for the first of a series of briefings with the Legislature’s various caucuses and delegations. While most of the topics ...
May 6, 2009 12:00 AM
Hundreds of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s top donors are reaping the benefits of state contracts and choice political appointments. The first person ever to benefit from economic development aid under Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration was Gary Chouest, owner ...
May 1, 2009 12:37 PM
Members of the House of Representatives sweated it out a bit Thursday during a briefing on the new financial disclosure requirements that take effect May 15. House Clerk Butch Speer took lawmakers through the recently completed forms page by page, explaining ...
April 29, 2009 12:00 AM
With no money from the feds and just a trickle of revenues coming from the state, the time has come to seriously consider tolls to fund I-49 South. And while the Lafayette chamber is prepared to make the push, someone in the Legislature or the administration ...
April 17, 2009 11:20 AM
As the state grapples with a $1.3 billion budget shortfall, agencies of every shape and form are bracing for possible reductions, even the Louisiana Center for Women and Government. Located at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, the center promotes ...
April 15, 2009 12:00 AM
From rewriting the Louisiana Constitution to enshrining women’s rights in the U.S. Constitution, expect plenty of charter chatter during the upcoming legislative session. Photo by Robin May It ...
April 9, 2009 11:46 AM
Two state senators from south Louisiana want to give the secretary of the Department of Natural Resources more control over two sizable pools of money that are chiefly derived from oil-and-gas and other minerals-related activities. The upcoming regular ...

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