By a unanimous vote, the Lafayette City-Parish Council approved an ordinance which will temporarily suspend the downtown bar levy, until a lawsuit on the issue is resolved in federal court.
"The ordinance is predicated upon when a judge in the United States Western District of Louisiana, determines whether or... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is set to vote Tuesday on whether to stop collecting a fee charged to downtown bars to help pay for a special weekend police detail. The possible repeal of the fee comes after several downtown bars have stopped paying it and are... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is proposing a city budget that is almost $30 million less than last year, but that will still require hikes in sanitation fees and property tax millages. In his budget message Thursday, Landrieu said the $483 million budget he's proposing for... more »
It will cost UL students 50 dollars to drop a class, starting this semester.
The new policy says those with 0-29 hours earned (freshmen) and 30-59 hours earned (sophomores) will be allowed 1 to 2 drops without a fee, with no more than 3 in the first 59 hours.... more »
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 to encourage all Americans to visit our national parks.
"This fee-free weekend provides an opportunity for individuals and families alike to take an affordable vacation or to... more »
Slemco costumers are seeing a new charge on their bill. It's called "Gustav-Ike Storm-Rider" and is suppose to help the electric company replenish funds used during those 2008 hurricanes.
Communications Manager at Slemco, Mary Laurent, says other electric companies implement charges like this after storms all the time. But,... more »
State Rep. Billy Chandler, D-Dry Prong, will file legislation during the upcoming legislative session to remove the additional $15 record check fee for license holders of both Class "D" (chauffers' licenses) and Class "E" (personal vehicle driver's licenses) which was recently imposed. The legislature gave the Dept. of Public Safety... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is getting ready to begin a new series of tag-and-release saltwater fishing tournaments. It's for two-person teams in boats that are at least 15 feet long and have live wells; redfish caught will be tagged by people from the Aquarium of the Americas. Five... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote this week on whether to scrap a security fee for downtown bars implemented last year. Councilman Brandon Shelvin is seeking to rescind a security fee the council imposed on downtown bars to help pay for a stronger police presence to... more »