The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) Law Enforcement Division will begin training up to 23 cadets in September of 2016 to bolster the ranks of agents in the field. The cadets will train at the department’s training facility housed within the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge. Successful completion of six months […]
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This year, Louisiana education systems at every level have dealt with significant budget cuts and various obstacles. However, there are some happy endings coming from the legislature regarding education. Thrive Academy is Louisiana’s first public boarding school for at-risk youth and is located in Baton Rouge. This past regular session, the legislature passed HB […]
The second special legislative session of the year began this week to address the $600 million budget shortfall we are still facing. Your government is no longer “kicking the can” down the road. We are making the hard decisions we have to make now so our state can be better off. While all the problems […]
June 1st began an historic time in Louisiana history. Enrollment under our state’s newly expanded Medicaid program has begun, and thanks to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ efforts – and the efforts of other elected officials – more than 375,000 people will have access to life-saving preventive care. This is a step in the right direction for our state. […]
On May 25, the McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Coterie held a dedication of the mural that was painted onto Kirk’s U-Needa-Butcher. The mural was painted onto the building in October of 2015 by artist Adrian Fulton through the Downtown Lafayette’s “Creativity Everywhere” grant. The mural, entitled “The Local Legends Wall”, depicts the faces of nine community […]
Senator Gerald Boudreaux hosted a workshop on May 10, 2016, to discuss the process and support staff in place that will assist daycare centers that participate in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Ms. Christine Duay, Director of Early Childhood for the Lafayette Parish School System, along with Ms. Paula Granger, Child Care Resource […]
I am proud to stand among these students as they rallied in front of the capitol in conjunction with ‘Kick Butts Day” on March 16, 2016. This event promotes awareness for a tobacco-free lifestyle amongst kids, their peers and policymakers. It’s truly a blessing to see such confidence in children at such a young age. […]
State tax changes in effect today, Friday, April 1st 2016 BATON ROUGE- Numerous changes to Louisiana’s tax laws, passed this year during a special session of the Louisiana Legislature, went into effect on today, Friday, April 1st 2016. Taxes affected by the changes include the state sales tax. Acts 25 and 26 of the 2016 First Extraordinary Session […]
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