Gov. Bobby Jindal said this morning that he might be willing to use
some money from the state's rainy-day fund to offset budget cuts
planned for public colleges and universities.
Jindal said use of the fund is part of ongoing discussions between the
administration and leaders in the House and Senate over various ways to
plug at least part of the $219 million in reductions for higher
education that the governor proposed in his 2009-10 budget blueprint.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.