Lafayette flood victims waiting for answers about recovery aid
Posted on 9/29/2016 11:56:00 AM.

Congress has approved $400 million for flood recovery efforts in Louisiana, but when that money will be available to flood victims is still up in the air. Lafayette City-Parish president Joel Robideaux says people are looking for answers, and that’s something local officials can’t give them right now.

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Legislative leader expects Jindal to sign film tax credit bill
Posted on 6/16/2015 5:42:00 AM.
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee doesn't see Governor Bobby Jindal vetoing the film tax credit legislation that caps the amount of credits redeemed to 180-million dollars a year. Lafayette Representative Joel Robideaux says if the governor vetoes the bill, it will lead to a 70-million dollar cut to higher education and health care.
Joel Robideaux, Film Tax credit

Higher ed tax credit key to budget negotiations
Posted on 6/3/2015 8:36:00 PM.
State Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield says there's a greater possibility Governor Jindal will veto the budget, if a tax credit for higher education is not approved by the legislature.  Barfield says the legislation would be used as a offset to the revenue generating tax bills already approved by the House.  
(pic of Tim Barfield and Senator Jack Donahue)
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House passes 11 different bills that generate 670-million in revenue
Posted on 5/7/2015 3:16:00 PM.
The state House approves eleven different bills dealing with taxes that raise about 670-million dollars in revenues that will go towards filling a 1.6 billion dollar shortfall. Before the discussion began, House Speaker Chuck Kleckley said "Yes" votes on these bills will help higher education and health care.
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Bill to end levee lawsuit against oil and gas industry heads to governor's desk
Posted on 5/30/2014 11:52:00 AM.
The state legislature approves a bill that would stop a lawsuit filed by a New Orleans area levee board from holding oil companies accountable for environmental damages done to Louisiana's coast. Lafayette Rep. Joel Robideaux says the measure clarifies who can bring legal claims against oil companies in these type of cases.
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