The Senate unanimously Lafayette’s land swap with UL. The House OK’d a statewide sales tax exemption for feminine hygiene products.
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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.
Council approves $20 million in emergency spending for stormwater projects and spot dredging Bayou Vermilion
The administration took advantage of emergency declarations made by LCG and the state to push the appropriations through. Now it’s got a pool of funding that can be deployed without going to bid, just ahead of hurricane season.
Lawmakers approved sports wagering and an amendment allowing civil servants to engage in political activities in support of relatives.
A crucial 14 members were not recorded voting on the constitutional amendment, including Rep. Julie Emerson, R-Carencro, who was absent Wednesday, and Rep. Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette, who was present and had voted on other bills shortly before.
Among Lafayette Parish’s seven members, Republican Jean-Paul Coussan and Democrats Marcus Bryant and Vincent Pierre voted yea and Republicans Beau Beaullieu, Stuart Bishop, Julie Emerson and Jonathan Goudeau voted nay.