|Posted on 6/12/2018 2:46:00 PM.|
John Kennedy is calling on Governor John Bel Edwards to step down due to his
handling of the state’s fiscal cliff. Kennedy, who is reportedly readying up a
run for the Governor’s Mansion, says the legislature’s inability to find a
long-term solution to the budget crisis come down to a lack of leadership from
Edwards. The Republican called for the Lt. Governor to take over the state.
|US Senator John Kennedy, Governor John Bel Edwards, budget crisis|
|Posted on 6/12/2018 1:16:00 PM.|
September, travelers through Baton Rouge Metro Airport can expect more
destination options with the addition of Via Airlines.
The airline, which has been in business for
over a decade, will now provide direct service to Austin, Texas and Orlando,
Florida. Airport spokesperson Jim
Caldwell says the new airline was lured in by the need for the service in the
|Baton Rouge Metro Airport, Via Airlines|
|Posted on 6/12/2018 11:29:00 AM.|
men are under arrest in connection to the murder of a St. Martinville teenager.
Twenty-five-year-old Brandon Boutte of St. Martinville was charged with
Obstruction of Justice and Second Degree Murder in the death of 19-year-old
Simone Robin. St. Martin Parish Sherriff’s Spokesperson Major Ginny Higgins
says Robin’s trailer was set on fire Saturday, and her body was found later
that day on a levee in St. Landry.
|St. Martin Parish Parish Sheriff's Office, Acadiana, Louisiana Fire Marshall|
|Posted on 6/12/2018 11:20:00 AM.|
have begun this week in advance of next week’s special session, with parties
involved hoping to get a deal in place before Monday to avoid another dramatic
last-second finish to what will be the last session of the fiscal year. Senate
President John Alario says they’re looking to craft a compromise deal that can
get the 70 votes needed in the House for passage.
|third special session, fiscal cliff, Senate President John Alario|
|Posted on 6/12/2018 10:55:00 AM.|
Small business optimism has reached its highest level in 34 years. That's according to the National Federation of Independent Business, who surveys its members regularly.
NFIB state director Dawn Starns credits the federal tax reform legislation approved last December.
|Small Business, NFIB, Dawn Starns, taxes|
|Posted on 6/12/2018 4:50:00 AM.|
The first entrants into the race for the Secretary of State’s office are trickling in, in the wake of a poll that showed nearly a third of Louisianans are undecided on who they will be voting for come November. Attorney General’s Director of the Public Protection Division, and Democrat, Renee Fontenot Free says her years of public service make her the ideal candidate.
|Secretary of State, Louisiana, 2018, Renee Fontenot Free, election|
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