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  • Flood board nominating panel eyes Jindal bills

    March 6, 2014 7:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board - a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies - is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence. Thursday's agenda for the panel's meeting in New Orleans... more »
  • NYC, Calif. bills show fight to protect caregivers

    February 3, 2014 8:49 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - If you don't get a job because you're a woman, or you get fired because you're black, or you get transferred to the night shift because you're gay, there's a law for that. But if you're punished at work because you need time to take your... more »
  • Speculation Driving Gun & Ammo Sales

    February 25, 2013 7:09 PM

    Louisiana lawmakers have pre-filed a handful of firearms bills. One of those bills proposes that if federal laws pass, banning or restricting semi-automatic firearms, those laws would not be enforceable in Louisiana. That's if federal law tries to ban or restrict anyone from owning a semi-automatic firearm, magazine, accessory... more »
  • Senate panel Oks Jindal education bills

    March 30, 2012 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Complex legislation that paves the way to more easily create public charter schools and establishes a statewide private school voucher system - key parts of the governor's education package - was unanimously approved by a state Senate committee on Thursday. The measure also curbs local... more »
  • Jindal education bills up for House debate

    March 22, 2012 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Debate has begun in the state House on bills making broad changes to Louisiana education law. Thursday's debate began with consideration of a bill to make government-funded private school tuition available for low-to-moderate income families whose children now attend low-performing public schools. That provision is... more »
  • More to education bills than vouchers, tenure

    March 22, 2012 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Vouchers, charters and tenure are the buzz words in legislation coming up for debate in the House on Thursday but the details in the complicated bills are more far-reaching than the often-brief descriptions in news stories might indicate. If passed, they would continue an erosion... more »
  • First votes set on voucher, tenure bills

    March 14, 2012 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - It's the first big test of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's clout in the new Legislature: A House panel hears his ambitious attempt to overhaul teacher job security protections and expand a publicly funded voucher program for private school tuition. The package being considered Wednesday by... more »
  • Iberia school board asks state to pick up bills

    January 5, 2012 9:10 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish School Board has unanimously approved a resolution asking the Legislature to resume paying bills that it had left for the board to pay. The bills, also called unfunded mandates, are costs that the state imposes on local governments, which they are required... more »
  • Ville Platte Cracking Down on Unpaid Utility Bills

    August 31, 2011 11:22 PM

    Ville Platte residents could lose water and gas utilities September 1, 2011, as part of the city's crack down on delinquent bills. And the mayor said it's a problem that's been going on for years. After several audits, and thousands of dollars lost, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said... more »
  • Mexico's 500-peso bills to feature Frida, Diego

    August 30, 2010 10:02 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's new 500-peso bills will bear the images of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two of the country's best-known painters. The Bank of Mexico says the bills will go into circulation Monday and are a tribute to the artists, who were married twice and worked in... more »
  • Acadia Parish be on the Lookout for Counterfeit $100 Bills

    August 25, 2010 5:02 PM

    Acadia Parish Wayne Melancon is advising business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100.00 dollar bills. According to Sheriff's Melancon, Detectives are presently investigating the passing of a $100.00 counterfeit bill in the Morse area. Melancon stated that the bill is of such a good quality that... more »
  • List of Scrapped Bills Growing

    June 6, 2010 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Red light cameras and low-riding pants won't be banned statewide. Gay couples in Louisiana still won't be able to adopt children together. Bars and casinos will remain smoke-filled. And Louisiana will keep its lieutenant governor. Few things are certain as the Louisiana Legislature heads into... more »
  • Senate Backs Bills to Tap Into Trust Funds

    June 2, 2010 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate backed a package of proposals Wednesday that would make it easier to tap into the state's protected funds, after the Senate president argued the measures were needed to avoid another round of deep cuts to public colleges and health care services. The... more »
  • Eunice Police Make Arrest For Counterfeit Bills

    March 2, 2010 9:20 AM

    Eunice Police Department has arrested a subject for trying to pass six, twenty dollar counterfeit bills at a Eunice store. Officers with the Eunice Police Department received the call at 6:29 pm that a subject was in the store wanting the exchange the counterfeit money for a One hundred... more »
  • Abbeville Police Warn Businesses of Counterfeit Bills

    February 25, 2010 4:26 PM

    The Abbeville Police Department is warning citizens and businesses throughout the parish that there are extremely well-made counterfeit $20 bills circulating. The bills were discovered at a local Walmart locations. If anyone locates one of these bills, contact the Abbeville Police Department.
  • Tips to lower your heating bill

    January 6, 2010 12:44 PM

    With every weather forecast calling for bitterly cold temperatures in Acadiana over the next few days, take time now to minimize the effect the weather will have on your utility bills next month. "Everything we recommend to our customers in the summer to lower their cooling bills, we recommend... more »

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