Thibodaux Career & Technical High School is a good idea. Purchasing property and moving forward with the project only weeks before a new school board is sworn in is not.
Rep. Dee Richard of Thibodaux, who has no party affiliation, is among those who believe the Louisiana Legislature could come to the rescue of colleges and universities facing unprecendented budget cuts.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s memoir, Leadership and Crisis, will be released Nov. 15, but The Washington Post’s Stephen Lowman got an early copy of the book, which was originally set to be released in July under the title Real Hope, Real Change: New Conservative Solutions to Rescue America.
City-Parish President Joey Durel has removed from next Tuesday’s City-Parish Council agenda an ordinance up for final adoption that could have paved the way for the creation of tax increment financing districts along interstates 10 and 49 and along Ambassador Caffery at Kaliste Saloom and Verot School Road.
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Lafayette native Alison Neustrom has been named research director of the nonprofit Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a Baton Rouge-based private, non-partisan public policy research organization focused on Louisiana government.
A federal investigation involving former Assistant District Attorney J. Floyd Johnson, first reported by The Independent Weekly in February, came to a conclusion in U.S. District Court Wednesday with Johnson’s guilty plea to one count of tax evasion and the revelation that he concealed ownership of a home and lied to federal investigators.
When the Lafayette Housing Authority’s board of commissioners voted Oct. 28 to give former Executive Director Walter Guillory and Deputy Director Jonathan Carmouche 30 days of pay, they were led to believe U.S. Housing and Urban Development monitor Dan Rodriguez had approved the payment. Not so, says Rodriguez.
Like cicadas on a seven-year life cycle, social conservatives are once again challenging the content of high school biology books for the state’s public schools.
The commission will hear Monday from Pearson Cross, a political science professor at UL.
Monday's Advocate makes the case for why Gov. Bobby Jindal needs to reconsider his opposition two years ago to an increase in so-called sin taxes.
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