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  • Tangipahoa voters to decide charter changes

    February 11, 2014 7:47 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish voters should have an opportunity to vote for any possible changes to the Home Rule Charter, which has served as a blueprint for parish government since its adoption by the voters in 1986. The Advocate reports the document has not been changed since it... more »
  • Terrebonne voters approve hotel tax

    November 18, 2013 10:30 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A new 1 percent tax on hotel visits that will help pay for an La. Highway 311 sports complex was approved by Terrebonne voters in Saturday's election. The Courier reports the tax passed by a vote of 67 percent to 33 percent. The hotel tax will... more »
  • Lafourche voters could send library money to jail

    August 29, 2013 4:14 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Over the objections of the library system's director, the Lafourche Parish Council has approved a ballot measure in which voters will decide whether to redirect tax money from libraries to build a new jail. Tuesday night's vote by the council means the decision goes to voters... more »
  • Youngsville to put hotel stay tax up to voters

    June 24, 2013 9:21 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Youngsville voters will decide Oct. 19 whether to levy a 4 percent tax on hotel stays, even though there are no hotels in the city. Mayor Wilson Viator call the tax approved by the city council last week wishful thinking, But Viator told The Advocate he... more »
  • Would Lafayette Voters Approve a 1-Cent Sales Tax Increase?

    December 18, 2012 11:30 PM

    A sales tax increase was brought up at Tuesday night's Lafayette City-Parish council meeting as a way to offset budget woes. There was talk of proposing a one-cent increase in sales tax as soon as next year. Councilman Brandon Shelvin opened up the discussion, saying in light of recent... more »
  • Voters approve tax to renovate Rapides Coliseum

    November 7, 2012 7:20 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Voters in Rapides Parish have approved a $23 million proposal to renovate and upgrade the aging Rapides Parish Coliseum on Louisiana Highway 28 West in Alexandria. The proposal passed with more than 52 percent of the vote. The Town Talk reports the Coliseum's $23 million bond... more »
  • Acadiana Woman Helps Bring Voters to Polls

    November 6, 2012 7:04 PM

    An Acadiana woman is making sure everyone in her community exercises their right to vote. Delores Handy, better known as Mrs. Dee is armed with her candy red pick-up truck and her megaphone. "Let's clear the road, we've got some voters coming in," said Mrs. Dee through her... more »
  • Voters to decide fate of tolls at New Orleans span

    November 2, 2012 3:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Commuters who traverse the Crescent City Connection bridge into New Orleans may soon no longer have to deal with the cost and inconvenience of bridge tolls, unless voters decide to keep the tolls in place in a Nov. 6 vote. Voters in Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes... more »
  • Undecided Voters Weigh In on Debate at UL Watch Party

    October 23, 2012 12:06 AM

    With just two weeks to go before election day, most polls show a dead heat between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. And with that, undecided voters could have a big impact on this election. But there's not much time to make up their minds. A few undecided... more »
  • Greek Voters Support Bailout Party

    June 17, 2012 5:23 PM

    Greek voters may have staved off economic turmoil in the eurozone. Official projections show the conservative New Democracy party winning more votes than anti-bailout radical leftists. While no party will have enough seats to form a government alone, the leading New Democracy party has already proposed forming a pro-euro coalition... more »
  • New Fed voters likelier to back help for economy

    January 24, 2012 10:59 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - If Chairman Ben Bernanke decides the economy needs more help from the Federal Reserve this year, he probably won't face as much resistance as he did last year. Call it the changing of the guard. As the Fed's policy committee meets for the first time this... more »
  • Tax renewal election before DeQuincy voters

    August 10, 2011 9:48 AM

    DEQUINCY, La. (AP) - DeQuincy residents will vote on a sales tax renewal that could help reduce property insurance premiums. Mayor Lawrence Henagan tells The American Press revenue from the half-cent sales tax is used to support public safety and fire protection. City Council Clerk Tammy Pinder said 58 percent... more »
  • Voters Out Before Dawn for Election Day 2010

    November 2, 2010 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The fate of the Democratic Congress was put before voters Tuesday in midterm elections that drew Americans to balloting stations starting before dawn, some clamoring for change, others digging in their heels against resurgent Republicans. Expectations took hold in both camps that the political order was in... more »
  • Louisiana Candidates Make Final Pitches to Voters

    November 1, 2010 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The debates are done. The campaign ads are in constant rotation. Now, candidates are making final swings around Louisiana to persuade people to show up to the polls Tuesday, in an election where the optimistic voter turnout expectation is only 35 percent. At the top... more »
  • Opelousas Mayoral Race

    September 30, 2010 7:59 PM

    Voter turnout is expected to be higher than normal in Opelousas, for the October 2nd election. This, as interest in the Mayor's race grows. Three candidates are challenging incumbent Donald Cravins, Sr.: Harvey Darbonne, the Rev. Frank Ford and Lena Anderson. All three challengers spoke with KATC on Thursday,... more »
  • Two Constitutional Changes Await Voters on Saturday's Ballot

    September 30, 2010 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two constitutional changes await voters on Saturday's ballot, ideas that generated far more legislative debate than attention going into the election. One would change the date of legislative sessions, to start them a few weeks earlier each year. The other would make 425 workers in the Governor's... more »
  • Buying Votes in Mamou

    September 22, 2010 7:53 PM

    Early voting for the October 2nd election is underway, and scandal is following close behind in Mamou. Police arrested and charged Ricky John McGee with six counts of voter bribery. But, these allegations aren't coming as much of a shock to the community. Mamou resident, Donald Lebleu says his... more »
  • 3rd District Runoff

    August 30, 2010 7:51 PM

    Congressional primaries were held Saturday, but voters in three Acadiana parishes will have to recast their ballot in October. This, after none of the three candidates got 50% of the votes in the US Representative-3rd Congressional District race. Voters in Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary were among 13... more »
  • Voter turnout extremely low

    August 28, 2010 11:29 PM

    With a number of big seats in Washington on the line, you would expect a decent voter turn out. So, how many of you punched the ballot? KATC crunched the numbers to find a low voter turn-out for just about every parish. In Iberia Parish, a more than expected 12%... more »
  • Primary Preview

    August 27, 2010 7:33 PM

    Polls across Louisiana will open at 6am Saturday morning. Acadiana voters will decide on three races, including the 3rd Congressional District Seat. Three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination: Hunt Downer of Houma, Jeff Landry , and Kristian Magar , both of New Iberia. All three candidates say... more »
  • Angelle on Lt. Governor's Race

    August 20, 2010 5:59 PM

    The latest poll released by Southern Media & Opinion Research, shows Secretary of State Jay Dardenne leading the Lieutenant Governor's race over musician Sammy Kershaw. But what does the current Lt. Governor have to say about the position that was almost eliminated? KATC caught up with Scott Angelle in Eunice... more »
  • GOP Debates Need for Agenda to Pitch Voters

    June 21, 2010 9:37 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not easy crafting an agenda for the fall elections. Just ask Republicans. They set up a website to solicit ideas, only to see liberals flood it with distinctly un-Republican suggestions. When Republicans invited the public to rank proposals online, critics lampooned the effort for ideas such... more »
  • Local Mayors Attend Leage of Women Voters Meeting

    December 7, 2009 6:11 PM

    Mayors from three of the five municipalities in Lafayette Parish showed up to a public forum with the League of Women Voters today. The mayors of Broussard, Carencro and Lafayette shared their visions of the future and also answered questions from the audience. Some of the topics discussed included... more »
  • Community Leaders Recognized at League of Women Voters Soiree

    November 16, 2009 9:11 AM

    Seven community leaders were honored at the 2nd Annual Just Desserts Awards Soiree, an event of the League of Women Voters of Lafayette held November 12. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, excellence in performance, and leadership through motivating others, in keeping with the missions and policy commitments of... more »
  • "Just Desserts" awards slated for tonight

    November 12, 2009 11:18 AM

    The League of Women Voters of Lafayette will present its second annual Just Desserts community awards event this evening at 7:00 p.m. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, excellence in performance, and leadership through motivating others, in keeping with the missions and policy commitments of the League. ... more »

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