Cuts to Department of Agriculture could leave Louisiana vulnerable to wildfires
Posted on 3/7/2017 4:51:00 AM.

Recent state budget cuts to the Department of Agriculture means Louisiana might not have the necessary resources to fight wildfires. That’s according to Ag Commissioner Mike Strain, who says one of the issues with the Gatlinburg fire in Tennessee is that the federal government decreased their firefighting budget. He say that means there wasn’t appropriate forest management.

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Judge threatens New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu with house arrest over firefighters back pay
Posted on 9/4/2015 1:09:00 PM.
A state judge has held the City of New Orleans in contempt of court over their dispute with firefighters over back pay.  Judge Kern Reese threatened Mayor Mitch Landrieu with house arrest if the city doesn't come up with a reasonable plan to pay the back wages within the next week.  
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