Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a non-partisan good-government group, released Wednesday its annual list of what it deems the most corrupt members of Congress.
The rankings are based on two opposing criteria: federal expenditures per capita and identification with the tea party movement.
[UPDATE: In court Tuesday, City-Parish President Joey Durel, through attorney Pat Ottinger, agreed not to seat new Lafayette Housing Authority board members until Judge Ed Rubin decides whether three of the commissioners were properly removed by Durel. After the City-Parish Council upheld Durel's dismissal of the commissioners, they filed suit in state district court and are asking for a new hearing before the council. Rubin did not hear any arguments Tuesday; he said he would review video of the Sept. 21 council meeting before making a decision. He is expected to rule this week.]
The New York Times is reporting that the Obama administration will today announce plans to resume deepwater drilling.
The Lafayette Charter Commission on Monday began discussion of what many residents in the city of Lafayette believe is the process’ goal: ensuring the city’s ultimate self-determination and sovereignty.
Pulled down by a 67 percent drop in corporation and franchise taxes and an 8 percent dip in individual income tax cash receipts, state revenues for the fiscal year to date (July-September) have fallen 8 percent, or $140 million.
Charter commissioner Bruce Conque will make a presentation Monday evening to his fellow commissioners in which he’ll detail a consolidation plan that has been in place in Jacksonville, Fla., for more than four decades.
Youngsville's mayor has big plans for the Ambassador South extension — plans that are tied up by a lawsuit challenging his city's annexation along the corridor.
Amid a legal challenge by three board members who were dismissed in August, City-Parish President Joey Durel has named a new board of commissioners for the troubled Lafayette Housing Authority.
The Third Circuit ruling sends the fight between the two south Lafayette Parish cities back to district court with the ultimate prize being the valuable commercial corridor along Ambassador Caffery South.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeal has backed a lower court’s conviction of the former New Orleans broadcaster.
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