LPB’s live coverage of Governor Edwards’ address to open Special Session (6/18)

On Monday, June 18 at 5PM, LPB will air live coverage of Governor John Bel Edwards address to the third and final Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Gov. Edwards issued a call for this special session on June 8, 2018 in search of a compromise solution to the fiscal cliff that will go into effect […]

Graves Meets with HUD Secretary Carson on Restore Louisiana Program

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) initiated a meeting today with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, reiterating the urgent need for solutions to fix ongoing deficiencies plaguing implementation of Restore Louisiana – the state-run program that has been slow to disburse the 1.7 billion federal disaster recovery dollars appropriated […]

Matassa proposes anti-ABA expert [3 weeks too late]

President Kenny Matassa, apparently with some free time since his criminal prosecution is on hold while the Attorney General appeals Judge Tommy Kliebert’s latest ruling, has weighed in on the Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter Revision (Circus) Committee.  12 meetings into the festivities, a 6-4 vote recommending A Better Ascension’s (ABA) plan to abolish Ascension’s parish presidency already […]

Treasury returns $2.3 million to North Louisiana resident

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury has returned $2.3 million in unclaimed oil royalties to a north Louisiana resident,* according to State Treasurer John M. Schroder. This is the largest amount of money ever returned to one person in the history of the Unclaimed Property Program. “This definitely was a special […]

Louisiana Flood Protection/Water Resources touted by Graves

Washington, DC – Water Resource Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) bolstered tonight’s House passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, comprehensive legislation that authorizes the nation’s water resources infrastructure projects and programs.  WRDA 2018 builds on efforts focused on making the Army Corps of Engineers work for the American people so our communities […]

Why is LA 930 getting special attention from Transportation Committee?

There’s a move afoot by Ascension’s Council Transportation Committee to take two state highways and “all State-owned frontage roads” into the parish maintenance system.  The committee is going to accept another .8 mile of new subdivision roads on Monday, but this is something entirely different.  LA 930 is one of the two roads being considered […]

Advice from Doc: How to tell when a road is “less than 18′”

Mr. Pryor, ever hear of the importance of calculating standard deviations about means?  I read that, in your Tuesday interview with WBRZ, you defended your vote to approve Jamestown Crossing by (lawyerly) questioning the “intent” of Sec.17-4032 of our Land Development Code.  You posited: “Does that (17:4032) mean the whole roadway needs to be wider than […]

Letter urges boycott of local companies pushing ABA agenda

I do not believe the ABA or the “Regional” Chamber of Commerce to be any more genuine than Kenny Matassa.  Despite what Mitt Romney says, companies ARE NOT people.  Companies do not have a soul. The American Revolution was not fought to enable companies to appoint colonial masters, but to enable the people to choose their form […]

State Treasurer John M. Schroder issues budget statement

“This is part of the legislative process, and I am confident that lawmakers will work something out before the new fiscal year starts July 1,” said Treasurer Schroder.  “We are coming down to the wire, so I am urging the Governor and the Legislature to come together to put a budget into place. The citizens of […]

Whats going on at Crawfish Aquatics?

What’s going on at Crawfish Aquatics new site on Hwy 73?  By last count 16 large box culverts were placed at the site… Which would indicate serious drainage work about to be done.  Originally, the developer suggested rerouting major drainage but the Small Planned Unit Development was denied… only to be approved pursuant to a […]