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  • Hotel proposal clears zoning hurdle

    July 19, 2014 12:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A proposal to build a 138-room hotel in the Central Business District has advanced after the New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments approved the project over the objections of neighbors concerned about its impact on parking in the area. New Orleans CityBusiness reports Chicago-based HW Real... more »
  • Meeting to focus on scenic drive proposal

    June 22, 2014 2:08 PM

    LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) - A public meeting will be held Tuesday to bring residents up to date on plans for a scenic throughway in Jefferson Davis Parish. The American Press reports the session will be at 5:30 p.m. at Lake Arthur City Hall and will focus on the proposed... more »
  • Proposal unveiled for LSU field house renovation

    May 11, 2014 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A wellness center for faculty members, offices for administrators, classrooms and facilities for students and a lawn tagged as a gathering place for the LSU community are part of a master plan for restoration of the Huey P. Long Fieldhouse and Pool. Architect Ken Tipton... more »
  • Proposal setting mayor's pay moves forward

    August 15, 2013 9:13 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Port Allen City Council debated two proposed ordinances setting Mayor Demetric Slaughter's annual pay, then agreed to consider one of them that also would grant department head status to five city government administrative positions. The Advocate reports the City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday night... more »
  • Housing proposal up for council debate

    April 22, 2013 8:29 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council is expected to approve a grant to build an affordable housing complex in Houma for people with disabilities. The Community Development Block Grant agreement, if approved on Monday, will involve loaning the Start Corp. $800,000 to hire contractors to build Magnolia Lofts,... more »
  • Utility penalties proposal advances in Baker

    December 6, 2012 10:10 AM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - The Baker City Council has voted to take up a proposed ordinance reducing municipal penalties against utility customers who do not pay their bills on time. Councilman Charles Vincent said during Tuesday's council meeting he has been interested in advancing the legislation for 10 years, but... more »
  • Tour bus fee proposal deferred to Dec. 20

    December 6, 2012 10:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A package of ordinances proposing that tour companies pay special fees to resume tours of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward has been deferred by the City Council until Dec. 20. The proposed laws, which were brought before the council in November, would require hundreds of dollars... more »
  • Lawmaker rewrites collective bargaining proposal

    April 6, 2012 9:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House has backed a watered-down version of a proposal that initially sought to open collective bargaining negotiations between local government agencies and labor unions to the public. Instead, amid complaints from unions that negotiate for firefighters, police officers and teachers, Republican Rep. Tony... more »
  • Proposal to reduce Lafourche school board fails

    March 15, 2012 9:04 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A proposal to reduce the Lafourche Parish School Board's membership from 15 to nine failed within minutes after its introduction. The suggestion arose Tuesday as a committee discussed plans to redraw the board's voting districts, a process that happens every 10 years to account for population... more »
  • Another proposal for ex-Six Flags site

    March 2, 2012 7:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A development company says a major outdoor sporting goods retailer is interested in anchoring an outlet mall that could be built at the site of the defunct Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans. DAG Development chief executive David Garcia told CityBusiness of New Orleans ( more »
  • St. Martin Board Approves School Bond Proposal

    February 2, 2012 8:03 AM

    BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) - The St. Martin Parish School Board has voted to refinance $2.6 million in bonds by authorizing the issuance of new bonds to pay off the 2003 issuances at a taxpayer savings of $116,000. The move would reduce interest rates from a variable rate of up... more »
  • Jindal opposes proposal to cap TOPS grants

    January 5, 2012 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said he'll oppose any efforts to limit grants in the state's free college tuition program called TOPS, a recommendation backed by a higher education study panel earlier this week. The Governance Commission suggested a restructuring of TOPS, to give all students a... more »
  • Problems with Property Tax Proposal

    November 3, 2011 6:52 PM

    Almost two weeks ago, voters overwhelmingly voted against the property tax proposal to help schools throughout Lafayette Parish. But problems began after some school board members shared their opinions that the proposal should be re-voted. Mark Cockerham with Lafayette Parish School Board says it's flat out wrong to go against... more »
  • SUNO/UNO Merger Proposal to be Scrapped

    May 19, 2011 6:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House Speaker Jim Tucker is giving up on a proposal to merge the historically-black Southern University at New Orleans with the largely-white University of New Orleans, a racially-charged idea that had generated staunch opposition from black lawmakers. Tucker says he doesn't have the votes and... more »
  • LCG Charter Commission Favors Two Separate Charters

    March 28, 2011 11:52 PM

    The muddled future of Lafayette Consolidated Government is becoming a bit more clear, although nothing has been decided quite yet. Monday night the LCG Charter Commission did make a key decision on which proposal it would like to see go to a parish-wide vote, although nothing is set in stone.... more »
  • Senate Passes Proposal -Tapping Into Protected Funds Easier

    June 2, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A package of proposals that would make it easier to tap into protected funds, to ease budget cuts, has won passage from the Louisiana Senate. Senate President Joel Chaisson pitched the measures as giving lawmakers and the governor more flexibility to deal with steep budget... more »
  • Proposal: Split Agency That Oversees Offshore Drilling

    May 11, 2010 3:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is proposing to split up an Interior Department agency that oversees offshore drilling, as part of its response to the Gulf Coast oil spill. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called for a plan to split the Minerals Management Service in two. One agency would be... more »

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