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  • Lafourche proposes swimming ban near launches

    August 16, 2014 1:19 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Council is expected to consider a measure Aug. 25 to outlaw swimming at or near parish-owned or operated boat launches. The Daily Comet reports the proposal provides that violators could be fined up to $500 and be jailed for 30 days. Councilman Phillip... more »
  • LSU proposes Baton Rouge site for mini-hospital

    October 23, 2012 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - By law, the LSU hospitals and clinics are required to serve inmates housed in either state or local correctional facilities. A Jindal administration official said Monday that LSU's outpatient surgery center off Perkins Road would become a "mini-hospital" providing prisoner and general population care when... more »
  • Council member proposes extending bar hours

    October 8, 2012 8:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member has proposed a change in parish law to allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Advocate reports Ulysses Addison will introduce an amendment to the city-parish's Wine, Beer and Liquor ordinance... 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 »
  • Lawmaker Proposes Regulating Traffic Camera Programs

    April 10, 2012 7:18 PM

    The traffic camera debate is taking center stage among State lawmakers Tuesday, with one legislator hoping to place regulations on red light and speed cameras. If Representative Jeff Arnold's bill passes, drivers wouldn't receive a ticket if driving less than ten miles over the speed limit. The second bill proposes... more »
  • New lawmaker proposes welfare drug testing mandate

    February 29, 2012 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new state lawmaker is reviving an annual debate over whether Louisiana should mandate drug testing for welfare recipients. Rep. Sherman Mack, a Republican from Livingston beginning his first term in office, has proposed the measure for the legislative session that begins March 12. Mack's... more »
  • Jindal Proposes Cutting $60 Million From State Agencies & Public Colleges

    April 16, 2010 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes cutting about $60 million from state agencies and public colleges and tapping into an array of one-time funds to close a $319 million budget deficit. The $29 billion budget must be rebalanced before the fiscal year ends June 30. Jindal unveiled... more »

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