Senator Boudreaux of District 24 hosts Jacob Hawkins from the Academy of Business as his Summer 2017 intern. Mr. Hawkins has accompanied Senator Boudreaux in completing a number of Legislative duties, which include monitoring house and senate bills, retrieving and reporting on fiscal notes, reviewing weekly Senate workload, retrieving video archives for review and summarization, and learning to interact with and communicate with constituents.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Sickle Cell Warrior Blood and Community Drive, which will be held at the South City Park in Opelousas on June 24th. The Drive will begin with a Walk for Sickle Cell Warriors starting at 9:00 am and will be followed by a Family Fun Day from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. There will also be LIVE entertainment, including Dancers, a DJ, Guest Speakers and so much more! For more information, you can contact Don Vallien at 337-331-5558.
Due to recent flooding of 2016 in South Louisiana, The Restore Louisiana Homeowner’s Assistance Program has released a survey for victims to begin receiving assistance in repairing and restoring their damaged homes as well as obtaining reimbursements for work already completed following the flood.
“When you’re healthy, you’re productive…We want a productive, active community. But in order to have that, people have to be healthy.”
We’d like to highlight Our Lady of Lourdes that has provided the homeless and many others exemplary service through the St. Bernadette Clinic. Watch as we ask local Amos Ratliff about his personal experience with the clinic.
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., Senator Gerald Boudreaux attended the Legislative Roundtable Breakfast hosted by Louisiana’s Council Advocacy Network at the Lafayette Public Library located at 301 W. Congress St. Lafayette, La 70501.
He was educated by members of the community on funding for home and community-based services as well as equitable funding for public school systems in the 2017-2018 state budget.
The event focused on highlighting the concerns of parents, self-advocates, community leaders, and other education advocates on living with and working with individuals with disabilities and their families. The event also focused on helping Sen. Boudreaux better understand the funding formula used for traditional public schools.
Sen. Boudreaux was very pleased to meet with the community and get more insight into their concerns on this matter.
Government by God’s Design, a project of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana, will be hosting a four-part Bible study to help Christians involved in the political process to honor God in government. The biblical meeting will be non-partisan and non-denominational study.
Each two-hour session includes Biblical teaching, videos, and activities designed to provide information and application related to our current political environment.
The sessions will be held on Sunday, January 29; Sunday, February 5; Sunday, February 12; and Sunday, February 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church located at 1801 Second Ave. in Lake Charles, La.
All bible study materials are provided at no charge.
Senator Boudreaux encourages all elected officials, candidates, or any other Christians involved in the political process to participate in this event.
On January 11, 2017, the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to use sales tax, instead of property tax, to fund facility improvements. The board hasn’t called a public election of the sales tax, but plans to sort out all details in the following meetings.
On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., the board will hold a meeting to consider adopting a resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the Parish of Lafayette, La to authorize the levy of sales and use tax therein. The meeting will be located at the Lafayette Parish School Board Administrative Building Board at 113 Chaplin Drive.
On Monday, February 20, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., the board will hold a meeting with the Mayor and City Council of the City of Carencro, La with plans to adopt an ordinance providing for the levy of a 1% sales and use tax – pursuant to voter authorization at the December 10, 2016 election. The meeting will be held at City Hall located at 210 E. St. Peter Street.
Sen. Boudreaux finds it very pertinent to make sure the people in his district are informed.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Committee of Lafayette presents Living the Dream: “Uplifting Ourselves through Faith”. This year’s MLK Weekend festivities offers a host of educational, cultural, and entertaining events that are sure to bring our community together to celebrate the life of Dr. King and the movement he started. Below you will find a schedule of events happening on Monday, January 16th at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center.
I hope to see you sometime this weekend! Should you have any questions about the events of this weekend, call my office and we should be able to provide answers!
Legislative Assistant: Phyllis Angelle Roy
Director of Operations: Anthony Daniel
For immediate release by the Louisiana Department of Revenue:
|Louisiana state income tax filing begins Monday, January 23
Enhanced security measures in place to protect taxpayers from fraud
|BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will begin accepting 2016 state individual income tax returns on Monday, January 23, the same date that the IRS begins accepting federal returns. On that date, LDR will begin accepting returns filed electronically at www.revenue.louisiana.gov/fileonline and through third-party commercial software, along with paper returns submitted in person and through the mail.
Also on January 23, taxpayers can begin downloading paper tax forms from the LDR website, but all taxpayers are encouraged to file electronically for the fastest, most error-free return processing.
The state individual income tax filing deadline is Monday, May 15.
LDR begins this tax season with a focus on protecting taxpayers and state government against fraud.
Over the past three years, LDR has saved taxpayers more than $50 million through its tax fraud prevention initiative, with millions more recovered through restitution. Dozens of fraud suspects have been arrested.
The enhanced security measures in place to detect and stop fraud have increased the time it takes to process tax refunds. For returns filed electronically, refund processing could take as long as 60 days in some cases. Some taxpayers filing paper returns could wait as long as 14 weeks for their refunds.
Additional and unnecessary refund delays can be expected if taxpayers fail to keep their most current contact information on file with LDR, including name, address and telephone number. Taxpayers who have moved in the past year, including those displaced by the 2016 floods, should visit www.revenue.louisiana.gov/addresschange.
Tips for Taxpayers
LDR recommends the following steps to ensure the fastest, most accurate tax return and refund processing:
Basic tips for ensuring a proper return filed by a reputable tax preparer:
For more information, contact:
Byron Henderson – Director of Public Information, Louisiana Department of Revenue
Email: [email protected]
Office: (225) 219-2156