Legislators are spending a lot of money on roads, bridges and pet projects. Lafayette Parish is a big winner there.
Legislative Roundup: Budget, capital spending pass Senate unanimously; UL, Cajundome get added projects—maybe; relaxed concealed carry passes House; Senate OKs Lafayette party panel expansion
Legislation is flying at the Capitol in the waning days of the regular session. And there’s much more left.
Since consolidation, the city of Lafayette has spent more than $100 million propping up the parish’s perpetually faltering finances. $100 million can buy a lot of opportunity.
Legislative briefs: Requiring the National Anthem at sports events; ending the pause on new offshore drilling permits and more
Measures requiring the National Anthem at sports events and new ‘election processes audits’ advanced in a wave of legislation on the move.
The Senate unanimously Lafayette’s land swap with UL. The House OK’d a statewide sales tax exemption for feminine hygiene products.
Over the next month, The Current will host a series of Listening Sessions with folks on the front lines. We want to bring together people with different, even opposing, views to dig deeper into this important discussion.
Beaullieu’s amendment would scrap that constitutional formula and empower the Legislature to enact a statutory formula that would cap expenditure growth at 5%.
Under Bryant’s HR1, the House Criminal Justice Committee, of which he is a member, would conduct the study and report its findings to the Legislature at least 14 days before next year’s regular session.
After a roughshod search, the Guillory administration appointed LUS Fiber’s first-ever independent director, moving forward with a hire against the advice of its expert consultant.
A new book unearths evidence suggesting Jean Laffite faked his death and lived out the rest of his days in North Carolina.
The bill, HB274 by Rep. Stuart Bishop, R.-Lafayette, failed to pass Wednesday on a 66-26 vote, four votes short of the 70 needed for passage. It passed upon reconsideration Thursday by a landslide.
Legislative briefs: Hairstyle bill fails in House; Senate OKs anti-social media censorship; Senate levies hefty sports wagering fees
On second look, the Senate passed a pair of bills that previously failed to advance.