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  • Rep. Ortego Responds to Criticism Over Comments About Veterans

    May 1, 2012 12:19 AM

    State Rep. Stephen Ortego, D-Carencro, is responding to criticism over comments he made during a debate earlier this month in the house chamber. "Why do we want to attract veterans to Louisiana?" Ortego asked state Rep. Nick Lorusso, R-New Orleans. Lorusso was taking questions on a bill he... more »
  • Lawmakers Working on Plan for UMC Cuts

    January 25, 2012 7:19 PM

    The deadline for a plan to make major cuts at Lafayette's University Medical Center is next week. The governor's office must present a plan to UMC's board of supervisors by Friday, February 3rd. The hospital is facing a $3.4 million budget shortfall and is looking at cutting around 80 jobs.... more »
  • Ortego and Menard Vying for District 39 House Seat

    November 17, 2011 2:02 AM

    Voters in District 39 will elect a new state representative Saturday. In the runoff are Stephen Ortego, D-Carencro, and Don Menard, R-Cankton. Menard has 34 years experience in politics, most recently as St. Landry Parish President. "I run on my record," said Menard. "In this day's economy, we... more »
  • Louisiana's Past Helps Haiti Relief Efforts

    January 20, 2010 7:20 PM

    When things in Haiti settle down, rebuilding efforts will come soon after. An area of concern is the language barrier between American relief workers and the Haitian people. But a part of Louisiana's past is meeting with the present to help bridge the gap. Stephen Ortego runs... more »

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