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  • La. DEQ objects to proposed CO2 rules

    September 13, 2014 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality has released a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, raising objections to EPA's proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. The letter from DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch was released Friday. It says EPA is exceeding its authority with... more »
  • Pay raise proposed for St. Bernard council

    September 7, 2014 1:40 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The St. Bernard Parish Council has taken the first step toward more than doubling the pay of council members. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports a proposed ordinance to do so was introduced this past week. The council must hold a public hearing on the ordinance before it can... more »
  • Company seeks chief for proposed gas plant

    August 30, 2014 8:56 PM

    MONKEY ISLAND, La. (AP) - Southern California Telephone & Energy executives say they are seeking a president to operate the company's proposed liquid natural gas facility at Monkey Island in Cameron Parish. Company CEO Greg Michaels told The American Press that SCT&E is seeking someone experienced in the permitting process... more »
  • Design of proposed hotel approved

    August 3, 2014 5:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A proposal for a 138-room hotel in the New Orleans business district has been approved by the architectural review committee of the Historic District Landmarks Commission. New Orleans CityBusiness reports HW Real Estate Development Corp. of Chicago is planning to build the hotel and a ground-floor... more »
  • Proposed spaceport in Houston to be discussed

    September 4, 2013 5:21 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Houston leaders are proceeding with efforts to establish a licensed spaceport at one of the city's airports. The city's airport system plans on Wednesday to unveil drawings and three-dimensional graphics depicting various facets of the proposed Spaceport at Ellington Airport, including a passenger terminal building and an... more »
  • Lafayette prez doubts proposed flag ban would fly

    July 15, 2013 8:12 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - At least three members of the Lafayette City-Parish Council say they won't support a ban on flying non-government flags on government flagpoles, if one is proposed. City-Parish President Joey Durel says he doubts the measure would pass. The Advertiser reports that three councilmen at an event... more »
  • News-Star: White proposed voucher story

    July 3, 2012 5:56 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana newspaper reported Monday that Louisiana's education superintendent proposed to "create a story" about plans to determine how many students could enroll at various private schools under the state's new voucher program, which allows thousands of students in low-performing public schools to get taxpayer-funded... more »
  • Tangipahoa council tables proposed oil permits

    May 16, 2012 10:26 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has declined to adopt a proposed ordinance that would have regulated and required a permit for companies to drill for oil and gas in the parish. The Advocate reports the proposal was spurred by an increase in drilling activity and expected activity... more »
  • Meetings proposed to discuss smoking-free bars

    April 9, 2012 8:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette city-parish program to publicly commend bars that go smoke-free has attracted no interest, prompting the councilman who proposed it to consider town hall meetings on the issue. The Advocate reports Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux proposed the recognition program about a month ago after hearing from... more »
  • Proposed Bill Would Rewrite Louisiana's "Right to Bear Arms"

    April 4, 2012 7:18 PM

    The right to bear arms, and it's core values, will now go to discussion on Louisiana's state senate floor as part of Senate Bill 303. Senator Neil Riser's bill would change the wording of Louisiana's Constitution, making it harder for lawmakers to pass restrictions on people's right to own... more »
  • Open Forum: Merger of GOEA and DHH

    March 2, 2012 10:18 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will hold a series of statewide, regional forums to discuss the proposed transfer of functions in the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs to the DHH Office of Aging and Adult Services. DHH Deputy Secretary Kathy Kliebert will give an overview of the proposal,... more »
  • Lafayette control panel proposed

    February 29, 2012 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has revived the debate of how much independence the city of Lafayette should have under the combined form of city-parish government. Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux proposed a committee Tuesday to explore limiting the control that council members representing areas outside the city limits... more »
  • Proposed Bill Restricts Use of Welfare Money

    February 13, 2012 11:31 PM

    Louisiana lawmakers are taking a closer look at how people can spend their welfare dollars. Representative Cameron Henry is proposing House Bill 95, which would restrict how people can use their Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program benefits. The bill would prohibit using the FITAP card in liquor stores, gaming establishments... 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 »
  • Fleming: Cuts proposed for Barksdale fleet

    February 4, 2012 1:58 PM

    U.S. Rep. John Fleming is urging the Obama administration to not cut the fleet of A-10C war planes stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. Fleming says that under the proposed 2013 military budget, 24 A-10C planes are slated to be cut from the Air Force Reserve's 917th Fighter Group based... more »
  • Proposed munitions storage facility draws critics

    January 6, 2012 10:46 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Residents of Shreveport's Mooretown neighborhood have voiced their concerns over amunitions storage facility that may be established in their neighborhood. Weatherford International Ltd. has applied for a zoning permit to store explosives in a warehouse. State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning said his office would ensure... more »
  • Lafayette panel meets on proposed charter changes

    December 7, 2010 9:37 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - More than five months into their tenure, the Lafayette Charter Commission is inching toward coming up with proposed changes to city-parish government. Since early November, The Advertiser reports the nine-member commission has decided to lean toward a proposed model that would keep public services consolidated but... more »
  • 10 Proposed Constitutional Changes

    October 20, 2010 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Voters may be scratching their heads when they cast their ballots in the Nov. 2 election. They'll be wading through 10 proposed constitutional changes that delve into complex rules governing taxes, property rights and criminal trial procedure. The easiest amendment to understand is at... more »
  • Fee, tax increases proposed for New Orleans

    October 14, 2010 9:56 PM

    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 »
  • Trump Offering to Buy out Investors for Proposed Mosque Near Ground Zero

    September 9, 2010 4:44 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump is offering to buy out one of the major investors in the real estate partnership that controls the site near ground zero where a Muslim group wants to build a 13-story Islamic center and mosque. In a letter released Thursday by Trump's publicist, the... more »
  • Proposed slogan: 'Low pants, no chance'

    September 6, 2010 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge Metro Council member wants the parish to boost a public awareness campaign against men who wear their pants so low that their boxer shorts show. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle has a slogan for the campaign: "Low pants, no chance." The Advocate reports... more »
  • Jindal Proposed $300 Million Cut To Medicaid

    March 30, 2010 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Family members and health providers for the most vulnerable Louisiana residents, the developmentally disabled, are pleading with lawmakers to reverse budget cuts and health care changes proposed in Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget. Some are asking for a reversal of the Department of Health and Hospitals'... more »

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