A bill that cleared the Legislature Monday and awaits Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature would allow Lafayette and five other parishes to levy a 3 percent tax on car rentals, with the revenue generated by the tax dedicated to various enterprises in each parish, and in the case of Lafayette one agency that evidently doesn’t exist.
Broussard Mayor Charlie Langlinais isn’t exactly saying “pretty please,” but he has sent a letter to City-Parish President Joey Durel accusing Durel of jeopardizing life and property by refusing to authorize Lafayette Consolidated Government to renew a $20,000 contract to provide fire protection in unincorporated parts of the parish adjacent to and within the city limits of Broussard.
Two bills that would further regulate and restrict abortions in Louisiana are headed to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk.
Because arts and culture aren’t things we do particularly well here in Louisiana; the tourists, after all, come for the pristine roads and corporate tax credits.
Times-Picayune supporters are tailgating in the parking lot of the Rock-N-Bowl in Mid-City New Orleans this afternoon in an effort to save the daily paper from shrinking to a three-day-a-week print edition.
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