boudinAs expected, a bill before the Legislature that would designate Scott the “Boudin Capital of the World” ran into some resistance this week as lawmakers chewed on the legislation in the House of Representatives.

Gannett’s Mike Hasten reports that several solons took exception to the bill by freshman Dem Stephen Ortego of Carencro, noting that the “Boudin Capital” crown has already been bestowed on other towns including Broussard, Scott’s fellow Lafayette Parish city. Broussard used to hold an annual Boudin Festival but discontinued it more than a decade ago. Ortego, according to Hasten, made a righteous case for Scott, home to the rather famous Best Stop, among other purveyors. The city is also ramping up for a festival of its own celebrating the pork and rice delicacy, so being the capital of boudin would certainly help in that regard.

The measure passed 60-18 and moves to the Senate.

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