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  • Building projects underway at Lafayette schools

    June 15, 2014 4:03 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Several major school construction projects are in the works across Lafayette Parish. The Advertiser reports the renovations and additions at six schools are being funded by nearly $33 million in bond money. The biggest project totals $9 million and is at the David Thibodaux STEM Magnet... more »
  • Projects delayed until new mayor takes office

    April 20, 2014 1:32 PM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - The City Council has decided to take no action on two development projects until after a new mayor takes office at the end of June. The American Press reports the council tabled consideration of proposals for the University Parkway/Louisiana Highway 467 projects. The first mater involves... more »
  • Port of Iberia projects to add acreage

    November 29, 2013 8:37 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Port of Iberia has added hundreds of acres of waterfront property with much of the new developed acreage already taken by companies wanting direct waterway access to the Gulf of Mexico's oil and gas fields. The Advocate reports that the port's Board of Commissioners... 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 »
  • Jonesville projects will improve water, sewer

    February 6, 2012 10:30 AM

    JONESVILLE, La. (AP) - Residents of Jonesville will soon enjoy cleaner drinking water and safer wastewater handling following improvements funded in part by a zero-percent interest loan from the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority. The Town Talk reports the projects will replace the entire water distribution system in the Catahoula Parish... more »
  • Three LA Economic Projects Cited

    March 13, 2011 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A business development trade magazine says new economic projects for Louisiana and North Carolina headed its list of annual award winners. Each state had three projects that made the list compiled by Trade & Industry Development. The three winners in Louisiana included the Nucor Corp.... more »
  • LA Construction Projects Sidelined

    October 18, 2010 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's facilities planning chief says his office sidelined construction projects for this year that didn't have much money to advance the work. That's the top way the administration decided which plans to scrap so steelmaker Nucor could get $30 million from the... more »
  • Regulators Blasting Jindal's $360 Million Sand Berm Project

    September 9, 2010 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal environmental regulators are blasting Gov. Bobby Jindal's $360 million project to build sand berms to stop BP PLC's oil from contaminating the state's shores and wetlands and argue the berms in place have stopped little oil, pose a threat to wildlife and interrupt currents. The... more »
  • Environmental Reviews For All New Deepwater Drilling Projects

    August 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will no longer allow new deepwater drilling projects to go forward without environmental reviews, as happened with BP's Deepwater Horizon. The administration announced the new policy Monday after the White House Council on Environmental Quality reported that BP got environmental exemptions based on decades-old... more »
  • Lawmakers Add $30M in Pet Projects to Budget

    June 21, 2010 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lawmakers revived millions of dollars in pet projects Monday and added them to Louisiana's spending plans for next year in the final hours of the legislative session. An estimated $30 million in legislators' earmarks for museums, senior centers, water and sewage systems and an... more »
  • Jindal Visited The State's Sand Boom Project

    June 3, 2010 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal visited the state's sand boom project today in East Grand Terre, where a berm is actively holding oil back from intruding further into the interior wetlands. While on the tour, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was called to rescue several oiled pelicans.... more »
  • Bill Would Prohibit People Convicted of Corruption From Bidding Government Projects

    April 13, 2010 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - People convicted of public corruption would be prohibited from bidding on state and local government construction projects, under a bill that received House committee approval Tuesday without objection. "We have a history of rampant corruption in Louisiana," said Rep. Walker Hines, D-New Orleans. "This bill... more »
  • Lafayette Airport Broke Ground On $9.28 Million Project

    March 31, 2010 6:29 PM

    Officials at Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) broke ground on a $9.28 million cargo apron expansion project designed to allow the airport to handle the increasing amount of cargo arriving at and departing from Lafayette. "The tremendous growth in cargo operations at the airport has necessitated that we move forward with... more »
  • Jindal Announces Spending Program for Road Projects

    December 15, 2009 12:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a new cash management plan developed by the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) that will free up $120 million in cash within the state's transportation system to accelerate road work all across Louisiana. Governor Jindal made the announcement in Lafayette and stressed... 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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