Lawmakers are also considering loosening medical marijuana rules.
The bill forces Republican lawmakers to choose between two core constituencies, gun rights advocates and police officers. So far, in Louisiana, the advocates seem to be winning out.
Officials are working to pin down a revised proposal for the alignment and design of the Lafayette Connector by early 2022.
The legislation could make it easier to move blighted properties and redevelop economically beleaguered North Lafayette.
Environmental groups say the bill will create loopholes that keep health risks hidden from people who live near industry.
FEASTival is almost over. Here’s a sampling of our favorite gluttonous pile-ons.
Rather than contribute constructively to the important community dialog about the future of consolidated government, Guillory chose to pollute the waters by twisting the truth to fit his preferred narrative. The city and parish of Lafayette deserve better.
Festival International is a celebration of global sound. FEASTival is a showcase of international tastes. Flavor is everywhere.
On the dockets of the City and Parish Councils are multiple tax renewals for essential services, a tax rededication for fire protection in unincorporated Lafayette, and declaring more detention pond projects as public necessities.
In an at-times barbed response to the committee reviewing Lafayette’s form of government, Mayor-President Josh Guillory argues the city of Lafayette has thrived under consolidation, attempting to upend contentions that the arrangement has been unfair.
Festival after festival is announcing its live return. Musicians are getting back an important launching pad.
His hardest sells will be carbon reduction and increasing the current $7.25 minimum wage, a political hot potato that Edwards lobbed squarely into the Legislature’s lap.