Candidate for State Senate (and St. John Parish School Board member) calls pending Ed Price bill unconstitutional

Albert “Ali” Burl, III is one of 13 candidates vying for the vacant seat in Louisiana’s Senate District 2 on April 29.  He is also a school board member in his native St. John Parish where he recently filed suit attempting to prevent and agreement between a local taxing authority and industrial taxpayer who entered […]

1/2-cent sales tax to go before Gonzales voters on October 14; Recreation Committee to oversee accounting

Gonzales City Clerk led Monday’s discussion of a proposed 1/2-cent sales tax as Mayor Barney Arceneaux and the City Council indicated their approval.  It would have to be approved by the city’s voters and that would come on October 14 if all goes as planned.  The Council will take up a resolution on May 8 when […]

EATEL to acquire Plaquemine’s Clear Choice Communications

GONZALES, LA (April 24, 2017) – EATEL, Ascension Parish based telecommunications provider, and Clear Choice Communications are pleased to announce that Clear Choice and its employees will become members of the EATEL family. The acquisition is scheduled to be completed by early summer. Clear Choice Communications provides cable TV, Internet and phone services to residential […]

Shooting victim in stable condition; likely to be charged according to Gonzales Police Chief

Jonathan Harvey, 27, was shot after an altercation ensued as he gathered with friends and family at a fundraiser to defray funeral expenses for his brother, Clarence Harvey, who was recently murdered.  The gathering occurred at Gonzales’ Municipal Park off Burnside Ave on Sunday and Johnathan Harvey was shot multiple times around 6:00 p.m.  In […]

Representative Clay Schexnayder’s six bills

District 81 House Representative Clay Schexnayder authored six bills for the 2017 Regular Session of Louisiana’s legislature: HB 30 would create the “Louisiana Patriot Guard Riders” special prestige license plate. Provides for fees, distribution of fees, issuance, creation, and design of the license plate and promulgation of rules.  (Pending final passage in the House scheduled for […]

Five bills authored by District 18 Senator Eddie Lambert

Two weeks into the 2017 Regular Session of Louisiana’s legislature and District 18 Senator Eddie Lambert’s five bills are in committee: SB 76 has progressed through the Senate to the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice.  The bill amend the current law concerning appropriate venue for persons accused of Identity Theft which allows criminal […]

$971 million in Bond Commission approvals; none for Ascension Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $971 million for projects statewide and $53 million in interest savings, according to State Treasurer Ron Henson. “We had several local governments and political subdivisions take advantage of favorable market conditions to refinance debt and save taxpayers money,” said Treasurer Henson. “As a result we were […]

Anyone but Ed Price for Senate District 2 argues new Political Action Committee at candidates forum

Eight of 13 candidates to succeed Troy Brown to the District 2 seat in Louisiana’s Senate appeared at Clarion Inn on Hwy 30 in Gonzales on Thursday by invitation of a new Political Action Committee being formed, Christian Super PAC is the tentative name.  All 13 were invited including two Ascension Parish candidates who skipped the […]

House Bill 2017 would create special exception for Senator Bill Cassidy to double dip as LSU professor

April 20, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) An updated variation of the Mike Edmonson Amendment has made its way into the 2017 legislative session in an effort to benefit yet another public official scratch out a little more money from the public fisc.* *fisc (fisk) noun: The public treasury of Rome. It’s really amazing how […]

Twice-indicted Councilman Randy Anny hit with $200,000 civil judgment

On March 29 Judge Thomas Kliebert of 23rd Judicial District Court rendered a $200,000 judgment against embattled Sorrento Councilman Randy Anny awarding that amount to Danny Picou pursuant to a promissory note executed by Anny on June 19, 2012.  The Court did not believe Anny’s affirmative defense, failure of consideration, based on the assertion that Picou had never […]