The state Board of Regents Wednesday said it has identified as low-performing and subject to termination more than 450 academic programs within the state’s university systems, and nearly half of the programs — 212 of the 459 — are in the UL System.
U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he will reintroduce a bill repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known derisively in conservative circles as “Obamacare,” when the Senate convenes for its first day of session Tuesday.
The nine-member panel has until April 20 to make a recommendation on future governance in Lafayette Parish.
The election of state Rep. Fred Mills to the state Senate Saturday was significant on multiple fronts — some apparent, and some not so apparent.
Since the fall the commission has gravitated toward the creation of a separate council and mayor for the city of Lafayette, although LCG attorney Pat Ottinger says separate charters for the city and the parish may not be the end result of the commission’s work.
It ain’t over till it’s over. And from the looks of things along the Gulf Coast, concern over the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill maybe out of sight, but not out of mind.
Lafayette state Rep. Rickey Hardy, who helped blow the whistle on the LHA by requesting a state legislative audit of its operations, is now seeking to shine a light on several deals supposedly designed to help low-income and the elderly obtain affordable housing.
The Wednesday, Jan. 12 screening of the acclaimed documentary Waiting for Superman — the first event in the 2010 Independent Weekly Lecture Series sponsored by IberiaBank — was hopefully the start of an ongoing community dialogue about public education in Acadiana.
Jacee Badeaux is sittin’ pretty on the dock of the bay.
Rarely known for his PC, City-Parish President Joey Durel now has a role in pushing the Lafayette Housing Authority saga to a new low, referring to former Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Chris Williams as a “piece of garbage.”
Amazingly, 1 percent of the poll’s respondents didn’t know who the governor of Louisiana is.
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Jindal, asked about the criticism Wednesday before the report's release, said he was not convinced there was a problem. "I'm not an attorney," he told reporters. "My understanding is there is some disagreement between the ethics board and some of those members and our attorneys about what the appropriate standards should be." Jindal said those concerned about the issue should make their case to legislators, who are now meeting in regular session. But, he said, he would veto anything that he believes weakens the new ethical standards.