HB 420 will not only take away revenue crucial to the Cajundome, but by putting that money into the hands of a private, nonprofit to use in the redevelopment of Holy Rosary Institute, the proposed legislation may represent what the Louisiana Constitution defines as a prohibited use of public funds.

Though it clearly defies state law and the Louisiana Teacher Bill of Rights, Lafayette Parish School Board member Mark Allen Babineaux is calling for the adoption of a new disciplinary “philosophy,” one that is tantamount to a transfer of power from principals to teachers.

Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris, the delegation chairman, issued a statement saying Republicans support the move by their colleague, Ways and Means Chairman Joel Robideaux, to jettison discussion of the tax repeal bills.

U.S. marshals in Philadelphia have caught a 43-year-old Louisiana man who walked away from his trial on charges including vehicular homicide.

If you're driving on Louisiana's interstates, the days of letting your pooch have free range in the bed of a pickup truck might be nearing an end.

Activities Friday, Saturday and Sunday include watching state biologists catch and band songbirds and boat tours to the pelican rookery on nearby Queen Bess Island.

Louisiana Lottery officials said Tuesday that no one has claimed a $10,000 Powerball prize won in the Nov. 17 drawing.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says most policyholders with the National Flood Insurance Program have until April 22 to complete their proof-of-loss claims.

Lafayette tech consultant and civic activist Mike Stagg is vice-president of Holy Rosary Redevelopment, the private nonprofit and would-be beneficiary of HB 420, which was unanimously approved Monday by the House Appropriations Committee. He says taking the $200,000 annual allocation from the Cajundome, as proposed by the bill, is a no-brainer.

If the council approves the ordinance the amnesty period will lead to the city subcontracting with private attorneys to take motorists with outstanding fines to court to collect the citations.

ouisiana may owe the federal government more than $115 million for disaster relief aid that was misspent or awarded to ineligible recipients after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a state audit said Monday.

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