Iberia Parish landowners could get the chance to join the City of New Iberia, free of charge. It's part of proposed State Constitutional Amendment 6, which would allow the City of New Iberia to annex any property from the parish without charging the owner City property taxes.
But the... more »
On the November 19th ballot voters will find a statewide constitutional amendment: Proposed Amendment No. 1 , which could have a big impact on those in the real estate market.
If approved, Amendment No. 1 would prohibit what are known as "transfer taxes," essentially new fees on the sale... more »
The Acadia Parish police jury is pushing "Amendment 2" to repair and maintain roads and bridges.
It was rejected 2 years ago. The police jury says because people mistakenly thought it was a new tax. Today they have a new opportunity to pass the Amendment.
Last year Acadia... more »
Among the 10 constitutional amendments up for a vote November 2nd is one proposal being closely watched by local veterans. Amendment 3 would double Homestead Exemption for some disabled veterans and their spouses. It would make the first $150,000 in a home's value exempt from property taxes for veterans with... more »
2010 PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
NOV. 2, 2010 ELECTION
The ten constitutional amendments are in the order they will appear on the ballot.
Proposed Amendment No. 1 Act 539 - Senate Bill No. 67, Regular Session, 2009 To provide that any salary increase enacted by law for certain... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An employee at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness e-mailed her fellow employees Friday, urging them to support a constitutional amendment on Saturday's ballot that affects their employment. State law prohibits using public funds to urge anyone to vote for or against... more »
BATON ROUGE - Hunters and campers can save money this weekend on a wide range of supplies including firearms, ammunition, hunting knives and certain clothing items. The 2010 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, September 3, through Sunday, September 5.
During these three days, eligible items... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee wants to put BP in a penalty box of sorts. The Natural Resources Committee approved an amendment Wednesday that would ban companies with significant workplace safety or environmental violations over the preceding seven years from new offshore drilling permits. The California Democrat who sponsored... more »
KENNER, La. (AP) - Hearings into the explosion and sinking of the BP-operated oil rig Deepwater Horizon continue on Thursday, but one BP witness will not be testifying. Coast Guard Capt. Hung Nguyen said Robert Kaluza, BP's well site leader on the Deepwater Horizon, was scheduled to testify but has... more »
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today introduced an amendment to the Senate health care bill that would prevent the new United States Preventive Service Task Force recommendations from restricting mammograms for women. In November, the USPSTF released a series of recommendations that stand in stark contrast to common-held... more »