Already punted twice, floor debate on marijuana legalization was rescheduled for Tuesday. Also postponed was a bill to allow industrial polluters to audit themselves.
Lafayette area reps are moving bills waiving taxes on re-opened orphaned wells and creating new reporting requirements for abortions.
The highly unpopular Windfall Elimination Provision strips Louisiana state retirees of the Social Security benefits they may have earned on other jobs
The House deferred action on the police bill of rights, tax exemptions for feminine hygiene products and further tweaks to alcohol delivery.
In the short time since he took over the department, Glover has made waves. Chiefs often find themselves in conflict with unions. But the relationship between Glover and the Police Association of Lafayette, so far, is combustible.
The past and current mayor-president have used loopholes to appoint unqualified directors for LUS and LUS Fiber without the City Council’s approval.
The bill had already been approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment. The Governmental Affairs Committee held a separate hearing to consider its effect on Louisiana’s Public Records Law.
The bill is up for reconsideration Wednesday.
The university wants to develop the fire station property for possible residential housing, while the city wants to build a new, larger Fire Station No. 5 on the Cajundome Boulevard tract.
The provision raises the potential for “cannabis commuting” much the way people commute to casinos.
Over the last year, Lafayette showed what resilience looks like. And we want to celebrate that achievement and shine a light on the locals that got us to this point.
Lawmakers are also considering loosening medical marijuana rules.