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  • Parishes to pay for college business adviser

    September 13, 2014 2:11 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes have agreed to split the salary cost for an adviser in the Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State University. The position was necessary after federal budget cuts hindered the center's ability to hire a new employee to handle services for local... more »
  • Grant will pay for sewer line extension

    August 2, 2014 1:03 PM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The Police Jury plans to use a state grant of more than $641,000 to pay for extension of a sewer line in rural Allen Parish. Assistant Road Supervisor Joel Johnson tells The American Press the project will extend sewer lines to more than 30 homes in... more »
  • Employees will pay some health insurance savings

    June 7, 2014 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About a third of the savings identified by a private analyst looking for ways to cut down costs in state government are tied to changes to health insurance used by about 230,000 state workers, retirees and their families. Susan West, head of the state Office... more »
  • Grant to pay for sidewalk route to school

    May 27, 2013 8:46 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The city has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to build a 7-block sidewalk and provide a new route for students who walk to Pineview Middle School. The Times-Picayune reports the money will be provided through Safe Routes to School, a federal program administered through the... more »
  • Agency offers help to pay utility bills

    February 4, 2013 9:09 AM

    FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) - The Quad Area Community Action Agency is making funding available to help low-income residents of Washington Parish pay their utility bills. The Daily News reports the agency is setting up appointments with residents, who must meet several requirements to be eligible for the program. More details... more »
  • BP to pay Alaska $255M for lost oil production

    November 9, 2012 4:53 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has been ordered to pay the state of Alaska $255 million for royalties on oil production lost during 2006 spills and subsequent pipeline shutdowns to replace pipe on the North Slope. The state announced the award, reached by arbitrators Oct. 31, in... more »
  • Ascension council proposes pay increase

    April 20, 2012 9:48 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish Council members have taken the first step toward giving themselves a 33 percent pay increase, boosting their pre-tax salaries from $1,200 to $1,600 per month. The council introduced the increase on a 7-3 vote Thursday. The proposal will be set for a public hearing... more »
  • Report: Bossier City firefighters owed back pay

    April 2, 2012 8:48 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A 2008 pay raise was improperly distributed to Bossier City firefighters and an audit is expected to soon outline how much in back pay is owed. The Times reports that the city recently discovered it owed some of its higher-ranked firefighters $615,450 in back pay.... more »
  • Ex-St Helena police juror drops request for pay

    March 22, 2012 9:38 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The former president of the St. Helena Parish Police Jury has dropped his request that the parish return to him more than $100,000 in back pay that piled up after he waived his parish wages from 2005 to 2012. Frank Johnson, who was defeated last fall... more »
  • State employees could get pay raises next year

    March 9, 2012 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has opened the door for pay raises for some state employees in the next fiscal year. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater says agencies aren't getting money to pay for salary boosts. But The Advocate reports that Rainwater says agencies can give... more »
  • New Orleans Case Puts Scrutiny on NFL Bounty Pay

    March 3, 2012 7:43 PM

    The revelations were shocking to those outside the NFL: A team paid bounties to knock opponents out of the game, including some of its biggest stars. For those who suit up, however, it sounds more like the long-accepted cost of doing business in a brutal sport/ Atlanta Falcons star Roddy... more »
  • Rice Farmers Pay Up for Research

    January 24, 2012 6:52 PM

    Louisiana rice farmers voted overwhelmingly to keep a referendum that funds research and promotion, totaling in the millions of dollars. For every 100 lbs of rice sold, farmers pay five cents for research and three cents for promoting the state's rice industry. The vote comes every five years, and this... more »
  • Bars Not Forced to Pay Police Tax, But Patrols Stay the Same

    January 17, 2012 11:26 PM

    Seven downtown bars appealed hefty liquor license suspensions at Tuesday night's Lafayette City-Parish council meeting. B.E.D., Bootleggers, Rabbit Hole, Karma, Guamas and Shakers are all facing one year suspensions and Nite Town facing a three day suspension, after the bars failed to pay a controversial security tax. But Tuesday... more »
  • Man Ordered to pay $2,525 for killing bald eagle

    January 6, 2012 9:34 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old West Monroe man has been ordered to pay $2,525 for killing a bald eagle in Franklin Parish last April. Jeffrey M. Miles also was ordered to serve three years of unsupervised probation and had his hunting privileges revoked for three years. U.S. Magistrate Judge... more »
  • Dairy Cuts Pay to Offset Costs

    October 15, 2011 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Kleinpeter Farms Dairy has announced that its 215 employees will take a 2.5 percent pay cut. Jeff Kleinpeter, president of Kleinpeter Farms, tells the Advocate (http://bit.ly/rkBEKb) that he hopes the pay cut will only last three to four mouths. Kleinpeter, who's also taking a salary... more »
  • Vermilion board to look at online school lunch pay

    June 17, 2011 9:23 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish School Board has agreed to look into an agreement with School Payment Solutions that allows parents to pay for student lunches online. Mary Jumonville, child nutrition coordinating supervisor, said Thursday the school district is in the initial phases of negotiating with the company... more »
  • Transocean Ordered to Pay $4M for Worker's Injury

    October 8, 2010 8:06 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal jury has ordered Transocean to pay more than $4 million in damages to an oilfield worker injured in an offshore rig accident. The judgment entered Tuesday capped a trial for the lawsuit that 32-year-old Dan Averette filed over the July 14, 2007, accident aboard... more »
  • Balloonists in New Mexico are to Pay Tribute to 2 lost at Sea

    October 5, 2010 10:55 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The America's Challenge gas balloon race in New Mexico will pay tribute to two balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea. The deputy director of the race says pilots are being asked to hang two chile ristras, or strings of dried chiles, from their... more »
  • Greek Company to Pay $700,000 in Pollution Case

    September 30, 2010 7:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Greek shipping company has been ordered to pay $700,000 in criminal penalties for violating federal pollution laws. Stanships Inc. of Athens, Greece, pleaded guilty in June to charges that one of its ships knowingly discharged oil in the Gulf of Mexico and falsified ship records... more »
  • LA's Top Education Leader Won't Take His Pay Raise of $22,000

    September 15, 2010 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top education leader won't take his pay raise this year because of the state's budget troubles. Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek will keep his $377,000 pay package, without adding the 6 percent boost he could have gotten. The raise would have given him another... more »
  • State Court Order Requiring Tobacco Companies To Pay $270 Million Blocked

    September 14, 2010 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has temporarily blocked a state court order requiring tobacco companies to pay $270 million for a smoking cessation program in Louisiana. Scalia granted a request from the companies on Tuesday, but said he would reconsider his order later this month after hearing... more »
  • Lafayette City-Parish Must Pay IRS $475,000

    September 2, 2010 9:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service is seeking at least $475,000 from the Lafayette Consolidate Government in tax rebates and penalties for what the federal agency argues was too long a delay in spending bond money. The city-parish finance department submitted a request to the City-Parish Council this... more »
  • Lawmakers reject college commissioner's pay

    August 12, 2010 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers rejected the salary package Thursday for Louisiana's interim higher education commissioner, calling the pay excessive and throwing the leadership over the state's public colleges and universities in limbo. Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget voted 23-9 against approving the compensation for... more »
  • Feds Could Pay Farmers for Wildlife Habitat

    July 20, 2010 9:29 AM

    GUEYDAN, La. (AP) - U.S. agriculture officials say a new program could compensate farmers for agricultural practices that provide habitat to wildlife. Scott Edwards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service says the program could pay farmers for creating mud flats in their fields, pumping water onto... more »
  • BP Asked to Pay to Plug Leaking Levee

    July 10, 2010 3:27 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish levee officials are asking BP to pay for a temporary plug in a leaking levee, fearing oil from its busted well in the Gulf of Mexico could pass through. The Houma Courier reported the Terrebonne Levee District wants $298,000 for work on the levee... more »
  • LA Health Secretary Asking BP Pay $10 Million For Mental Health Services To State

    June 28, 2010 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health secretary is again asking BP PLC for $10 million for mental health services to state residents affected by the oil spill. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine says counseling teams have talked to nearly 2,000 people in affected areas, and report increases in... more »
  • World's Major Economies Disagree Over Taxing Banks For Future Bailouts

    June 2, 2010 8:14 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the world's major economies disagree over taxing banks to pay for future bailouts. But he said the differences are narrowing in other areas of financial reform. Geithner said Wednesday he did not think the Group of 20 major industrial and developing countries... more »
  • Gonzales Council Cuts Pay Raises

    May 25, 2010 9:12 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Gonzales City Council has approved a measure to reduce the rate at which annual merit raises are given to city employees. The ordinance, approved Monday, brings city regulations governing pay raises in line with changes laid out in the 2011 budget. The change reduced the... more »
  • Bill Fails: Equal Pay For Men And Women

    May 13, 2010 5:42 PM

    Legislation to help ensure women and men are compensated equally died in a House committee Thursday, marking two years in a row the bill has failed to make it out of the House. Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, said her bill (House Bill 673) would make employers provide equal compensation for... more »
  • Commissioner of Higher Education: Voluntarily Cutting Her Pay

    April 26, 2010 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's commissioner of higher education is voluntarily cutting her pay by more than half in the upcoming budget year, as colleges have been hit with several rounds of cuts. Sally Clausen is reducing her salary from $377,000 a year to $199,000. And she won't take... more »
  • No Lawmaker Pay Raises This Year in House

    April 1, 2010 3:35 PM

    The state House of Representatives won't give out annual pay raises to its workers next year as Louisiana continues to struggle with budget problems. House Speaker Jim Tucker said Wednesday that the chamber will follow the lead of Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Civil Service Commission, who have... more »
  • Proposal Will Ban Government Worker Pay Raises

    March 16, 2010 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Civil Service Commission is considering whether to suspend pay raises for more than 61,000 rank-and-file state government workers in the upcoming budget year. The proposal, released Tuesday, would strip state agencies of the ability to give 4 percent annual... more »
  • Pastorek: Stipend cuts OK

    February 24, 2010 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek has reversed course on the merits of a national certification program that adds at least $5,000 a year to teachers' paychecks. Pastorek touted the achievement last year as vital to creating a world-class education system. He said Tuesday that... more »
  • Iberia school staff to see supplemental pay cut

    November 5, 2009 8:05 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Employees of Iberia Parish schools will have to endure a slight cut in this year's supplemental pay and deferred payment. Director of Business Carl LeBlanc says a poor return on sales taxes has forced a $200 cut in certified teachers' deferred payment, and $133 for... more »
  • President to give pay raise to troops

    October 28, 2009 9:28 AM

    Troops are about to get a hefty pay raise. It's contained in a defense bill being signed today (October 28, 2009) by President Obama. The military pay increase of 3-point-4 percent exceeds inflation and is a half-percent more than even the president asked for. The 680-billion dollar package also includes... more »
  • Council Set to Vote on Vetoed Budget Items

    October 19, 2009 11:41 PM

    Earlier this month Lafayette City-Parish President, Joey Durel, vetoed several items in the 2009-2010 budget. At Tuesday nights council meeting, council members will go item by item t discuss then vote on the vetoed items. The council's elimination of GPS tracking systems in LCG and Lafayette Utilities System vehicles was... more »

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