OMV to accept some cash payments beginning Dec 5
Posted on 11/23/2016 1:12:00 PM.

The Office of Motor Vehicles will resume accepting some cash payments beginning December 5. OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain says they will only accept small amounts of cash, for things like driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations.
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Some not happy with OMV's new no cash policy
Posted on 11/16/2016 3:38:00 AM.

Some lawmakers are not happy with the Office of Motor Vehicles decision to stop accepting cash as a form of payment. OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain announced the new policy as a way to save the money and prevent theft by state workers. Jonesboro Senator Jim Fannin says a lot of senior citizens do not have credit cards. He says it’s unfair citizens can’t use cash, because employees might steal the cash.
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OMV stops accepting cash starting today
Posted on 11/1/2016 10:30:00 AM.

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will stop accepting cash as of today. They will only accept debit and credit cards, checks, money orders and cashier checks.
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Louisiana OMV begins issuing REAL ID compliant licenses
Posted on 10/3/2016 10:06:00 AM.

Louisiana travelers can now get federal identification for future air travel, as the state Office of Motor Vehicles began issuing REAL ID licenses on Monday. OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain says you'll need this type of identification in order to fly domestically without a passport beginning in October 2020.
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Governor-elect John Bel Edwards makes key cabinet/staff announcements
Posted on 12/16/2015 6:05:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Governor-elect John Bel Edwards announced some members of his cabinet and staff during a news conference Wednesday. State Police Col Mike Edmonson will remain at his post, former US Representative Charlie Melancon will be the new Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary, DOTD Chief of staff Shawn Wilson will now head the agency. 
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House rejects tax increase for roads and bridges
Posted on 5/28/2015 1:09:00 PM.
The state House has rejected legislation that would increase the state's sales tax by one-cent for road and bridge improvements.  Plaquemine Representative Karen St. Germain's bill overwhelmingly failed to get a two-thirds vote of elected members it needed to pass.
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Two proposed tax increases to benefit state roads pass House committee
Posted on 5/5/2015 11:55:00 AM.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved two proposed tax increases by Plaquemine Representative Karen St. Germain to help fund road and bridge projects in the state.  There is currently a $12 billion backlog of road improvements in the state.  
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Lawmaker seeks funding for roads and bridges
Posted on 4/19/2015 2:53:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The chairwoman of the Louisiana House Transportation Committee proposes a one cent sales tax that could generate $7 billion dollars over the next decade to help fund roads and bridges. Pierre Part Representative Karen St. Germain says the state needs to free up money needed for preservation and maintenance because we need to take care of what we have.
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Measure would increase gas tax 4 cents a gallon to put towards roads and bridges
Posted on 4/9/2015 2:03:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
House Transportation Committee Chairwoman Karen St. Germain of Pierre Part files a bill that would increase Louisiana's gasoline tax by 4 cents. The funds, about $120 million per year, would be dedicated to the state's roads and bridges on a local level. President of Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association Ken Perret says the funding is badly needed.
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