Hey, BP: “Stop Stalling.” This is “A Cry For Help” from the governor’s campaign coffers.
The Lafayette Charter Commission voted Monday to put before voters a single proposition asking whether the city and parish should return to separate charters.
This meeting promises to be more harmonious than Patin’s last tilt with his constituents.
For those hoping the commission would find its way toward letting voters decide whether the city of Lafayette should have a separate, autonomous government complete with its own council and mayor, the clouds have parted and, lo, heavenly rays illuminate this mortal coil.
Anglo Suisse Offshore Partners is taking responsibility for the March 20 oil spill in Gulf of Mexico.
The landfill that’s been linked to Henry Mouton and his federal bribery charges has begun a public relations blitz in the wake of Mouton’s indictment and an investigation into the landfill’s dealings with Jefferson Parish; included in its PR campaign is what could be the landfill’s defense to federal prosecutors who might ask why the controversial landfill paid Mouton more than a half a million dollars while he lobbied against a rival landfill.
So far it appears likely that U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, will get his wish that Lafayette and Lake Charles remain in the same district.
Scientists investigating dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico have been gagged.
A bill going before the Legislature in the upcoming regular session would create a local agency that has the authority to seize adjudicated properties and either sell them to adjacent landowners or use the property for other development — much like the successful Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority.
In all likelihood there will be no small measure of final-furlong jockeying by the city commissioners to secure as much autonomy for the city of Lafayette as possible.
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s office is defending itself against criticism that it has been slow to respond to requests for opinions submitted by Lafayette Consolidated Government’s legal department concerning questions about the Lafayette Charter Commission.
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