Diversity, social vitality and opportunity are big themes. A vibrant community is a place people from all walks of life are attracted to and can thrive.
The report’s headline is simple — consolidation is unfair and dysfunctional — but its findings go a bit deeper than that. Here are several big takeaways.
What does it mean to have a vibrant community? A cool downtown? Great parks and recreation? A strong business sector? Access to opportunity? All of the above?
6/15 Council Preview: Lafayette gets proud, restores cultural funding, plus more drainage talk and new rules for litter, dumping and development
The City and Parish Councils meet tomorrow with agendas covering a lot of ground, from cultural funding to changes to the development code to Pride Month to reports on LCG’s finances and the Louisiana Watershed Initiative.
Capital spending bill approved by the skin of its teeth; funding included for Moncus Park, Holy Rosary redevelopment and Bayou Vermilion flood control
The two houses finally approved a tediously crafted conference report on a $5 billion capital outlay bill for next year’s bricks, mortar and cement projects.
Senate, House approve compromises on abortion reporting, vaccine discrimination, ‘tampon tax’ exemption
HB423 by Rep. Julie Emerson, R-Carencro will require hospitals to submit quarterly reports to the Louisiana Department of Health on treatments for abortion complications.
Domestic abuse bill pulled after explosive exchange, but child sex abuse bill wins passage in both houses
The domestic abuse bill had significant bipartisan support but was pulled after a emotional clash between legislators.
The $50 million announced last took pretty much everyone by surprise — even the Corps of Engineers. If the Corps dredges the river, it will be for navigation, not reducing floods.
The constitutional amendment will lower the cap on state income taxes to 4.75%.
LUS Fiber was finally squeezed in at the 11th hour to a bill creating an ambitious grant program to provide broadband service to deprived areas of the state, overcoming complaints about competition between the public and private sectors.
Legislative Roundup: Income tax reform advances; Supreme Court expansion fails; compromises on mandatory kindergarten, abortion reporting reached; and more
For the second time this week, a proposed constitutional amendment that would have expanded the Louisiana Supreme Court from seven to nine members fell short of the needed two-thirds majority.
While House members balked at concurring on Senate amendments to several important measures Tuesday, two Lafayette representatives moved to accept Senate amendments to three of their pet projects.