As 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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For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Some of the many events taking place this weekend include The Festival of Light and the Fire & Water Festival.
Appropriate for the season of giving, exhibit features behind-the-scenes images of beloved icon.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 4,048.
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