An analysis released Friday reveals that it’s been five decades since Americans paid such a small percentage of their income in taxes.
Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Keith Patin will be re-elected in October, that according to Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Keith Patin.
“City-Parish President Joey Durel negotiated this deal that has resulted in millions of dollars going to Allied Waste that are wasted dollars. How do we know this? Because the City of Broussard went to competitive bid on their contract and have lower rates and better service than Lafayette does.”
The battle over an Iberville Parish truckstop owner keeping a 550-pound Bengal-Siberian tiger in a 700-square-foot enclosure is in court in Baton Rouge Thursday.
The move comes after Superintendent of Schools Burnell Lemoine announced Wednesday he will not extend his contract beyond its Dec. 31 expiration, leaving the School Board with eight months to find a replacement.
The bill would create what amounts to a tax increment finance district for UL and allow the university, through a board that comprises university brass and boosters, to levy additional taxes.
Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Burnell Lemoine says he will retire in December, as planned, rather than accept another short-term extension from the board.
The contract extension, if approved, would mark the third time the Lafayette Parish School Board has granted a longer contract for Lafayette Schools Superintendent Burnell Lemoine.
Tony Tramel: “It appears a proposed roundabout at the subject location would be safer, more efficient, and more convenient than the existing conditions.”
Donald Washington, the former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana.
The Independent Weekly took first, second and third place in investigative reporting at the Louisiana Press Association’s annual convention and awards luncheon in Marksville.
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