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  • Terrebonne voters to consider fire tax revisions

    November 16, 2014 1:11 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Voters in Grand Caillou and Dulac will decide Dec. 6 whether two property taxes should be consolidated and another should be renewed to cover operations of the Grand Caillou Volunteer Fire Department. The Courier reports Terrebonne Parish Fire Protection District 4A, which oversees the department, is... more »
  • Lawmakers to consider raising La. minimum wage

    February 26, 2014 5:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Groups that advocate for low-income families are asking Louisiana lawmakers to boost the state's minimum wage, saying too many workers are struggling with poverty in the state. Several Democratic lawmakers have filed proposals that would set Louisiana's minimum wage anywhere from $8.25 per hour to... more »
  • St. Landry council to consider parish library tax

    February 3, 2014 8:34 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A yearslong effort to create a parish-wide library system in St. Landry Parish is one step closer to a vote. The Advocate reports the St. Landry Parish Council is set to decide Wednesday whether to place a property tax on the ballot in May that, if... more »
  • Board to again consider 'Big Oil' lawsuit

    November 21, 2013 6:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A south Louisiana flood control board is again taking up the issue of a lawsuit against oil and gas companies over coastal wetlands loss. A resolution to re-affirm the lawsuit - and a competing resolution to stop action on it - were on the agenda released... more »
  • Lafayette board to consider school projects

    November 27, 2012 9:12 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board is set to make a decision on how to spend $30 million in bond money at its Wednesday meeting. A recommendation on how to spend the money included projects to alleviate overcrowding at two Youngsville schools and major building projects and... more »
  • St. Landry to consider airport authority

    May 17, 2012 9:42 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted 6-5 to move toward reinstating an appointed, seven-member airport authority to oversee operations of the parish airport. Council Chairman Wayne Ardoin (AHR'-dwahn) cast the deciding vote on the issue, which was opposed by Parish President Bill Fontenot. Ardoin said... more »
  • LC council to consider new noise ordinance

    March 26, 2012 8:17 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach says he plans to present a noise ordinance to the city council that will be easier for police to enforce. The council last week voted to repeal measures in the old ordinance -- approved in 2003 - that set decibel... more »
  • St. Landry Schools Consider 2 Budget Plans

    March 24, 2012 2:11 PM

    The St. Landry Parish School Board has approved two cost-reduction proposals and will submit them to a state legislative auditor's review committee. The Advocate reports ( that a short-term plan would save the district $3.3 million by July 1, and averting a budget deficit. The second proposal, more long-term in... more »
  • Insurer to consider proposed settlement

    February 9, 2012 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's property insurer of last resort will consider a proposed settlement Thursday in a dispute over slow handling of hurricane claims from 2005. Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. faces about $104 million in payouts to about 18,500 policyholders. State courts have rejected appeals by the... more »
  • LSU board to consider athletic contracts

    August 26, 2011 6:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A boost in pay for LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva, along with contract changes for the university's football and basketball coaches await action from the school's governing board. Alleva would get a $175,000 hike in his base salary to $525,000 a year, along with more... more »
  • BP to Consider Ways to Locate Boom Anchors

    December 27, 2010 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says BP PLC has agreed to look at the best way to find thousands of 3-foot-tall boom anchors left behind in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding waters after the oil spill. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant says that BP contractors... more »
  • Music royalty talks consider cell phone mandate

    August 18, 2010 9:49 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A long-running dispute between radio broadcasters and the recording industry over music royalties has taken an unexpected turn with a proposed settlement that threatens to drag the mobile phone industry into the ring. The compromise under discussion by radio broadcasters, recording labels and recording artists could include... more »
  • Lafayette City-Parish Council to Consider Allowing Advertising on Buses

    May 17, 2010 6:15 PM

    The Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider a resolution on Tuesday to allow advertising on the exterior and interior of Lafayette Transit System Buses. Right now, some buses advertise "The University of Louisiana at Lafayette." This would expand revenue sources by opening up ad space to any business.

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