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Livingston parish president retracts appointment

Livingston parish president retracts appointment

POSTED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 7:40pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 7:49pm

Livingston Parish President, Layton Ricks, retracted his appointment of one of his top officials. Laurie Durnin had been acting as the interim parish finance director since Ricks was sworn in earlier this year. Ricks wanted her to take on the position officially.

However, the parish council raised questions about several checks that she signed over the last few months, saying she may not have had the authority to do that. They let Ricks know that they would not approve her for that position.

Ricks says he feels Durnin would is qualified, but he asked her to step down to make the council happy.

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