Alicia Moten went into Accelerate Northside with an idea and came out with a business, Essence of Aja, that could build wealth and opportunity for her and her child.
The American Rescue Plan Act is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make our community better, one we can’t afford to waste.
At the Vibrant Community Summit, presenter Quint Studer counted Lafayette’s blessings and warned against taking them for granted.
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.
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?
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.
With just 55 hours remaining before Thursday’s 6 p.m. deadline for this session, the Senate in short order Tuesday morning duly and unanimously rejected the House-amended versions of the sports betting and mandatory kindergarten bills at the request of their authors.
Legislative Roundup: Partial decriminalization of marijuana possession; environmental self-audits; abortion reporting; and more
Sprinting for the finish, the Senate blazed through some thorny legislation on marijuana, abortion rights and vaccine ‘anti-discrimination.’
Legislative Roundup: Sales tax collections amendment headed to voters; sports betting clears House; social media censorship bill falters
Efforts to overhaul Louisiana’s tax system have picked up steam with little time to waste. Other bills are withering.
Mandatory kindergarten at age 5 and the perennial argument over whether Louisiana is getting its $180-million-a-year’s worth from movie business tax credits consumed over an hour of debate each.
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.
The project fills a big hole on the Evangeline Thruway. Years of bad headlines and disinvestment have made the region a tough sell, and local officials hope news like this can polish the area’s image and attract investment down the line.