By Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. The bill provides funding for port, dam, flood protection and environmental projects throughout the country including Louisiana.
Today, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced $14.6 million in disaster recovery grants for communities in Southeast Louisiana, including Houma, New Orleans and St.
When you step into the voting booth later this month you'll be asked whether you want to renew a tax that helps fund the sheriff's office. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux hopes you will vote "yes."
Two groups continue to battle over the creation of a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish. Both are focused on the impact the new city would have on public schools, but have very different opinions on the possible results.