An introductory ordinance banning open containers from downtown and the McKinley and Simcoe strips goes back before the City-Parish Council Tuesday evening, and a source says it has a better chance of passing this time around.
Apparently, it does pay to have better name recognition, as making it to the general election from a field of eight candidates cost Secretary of State Jay Dardenne $1.54 per vote and political neophyte Caroline Fayard more than $2 per voter.
After a Hustler interview showed up in a campaign spot for U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. David Vitter, the magazine’s controversial publisher renews his million dollar offer for any new evidence of Vitter’s sexual indiscretions.
Jeff Landry came one step closer Saturday to potentially clinching the 3rd Congressional District as he bested Hunt Downer by a practically two-to-one margin in the Republican primary runoff. And at least at this point, it appears that both Downer and the man Landry hopes to replace, U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, plan to stay on the sidelines.
State District Judge Ed Rubin has denied dismissed Lafayette Housing Authority board members’ effort to stop City-Parish President Joey Durel from appointing new board members.
After nearly 30 years of delays, Palmetto State Park, just outside of Abbeville, is slated to open in October. For a little while.
It was a victory for supporters of the horse farm and the Acadiana Center for the Arts Tuesday as the City-Parish Council approved funding for Lafayette Consolidated Government to purchase the pastoral, inner-city paradise from UL as well as to significantly increase LCG’s support for the newly expanded AcA.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council will once again consider an introductory ordinance that would prohibit open alcohol containers downtown and on the Simcoe and McKinley strips.
Nearly 200 nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations in Lafayette Parish — some widely known, others obscure — face an Oct. 15 deadline to file returns with the Internal Revenue Service or face revocation of their tax exemptions.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today unveiled new offshore drilling safety regulations, but because he would not commit to an early end to the drilling moratorium, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is maintaining her block of the nomination of Jack Lew to director of the Office of Management and Budget.
New safety and spill-response regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling were issued today by the Interior Department.
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