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Louisiana residents are sleeping in tents because of damaged housing, lawmaker says

BY: - September 20, 2021

Lafourche and Terrebonne parish residents displaced by Hurricane Ida have been sleeping in tents and “using the rubble to build their own sort of makeshift structure” since the storm made landfall last month, said Speaker Pro Tempore Tanner Magee during a legislative hearing Monday.  “And when I say tent, I’m not talking about like some […]

Hurricane Ida was 'catastrophic' in St. John Parish, Gov. Edwards says

Louisiana governor replaces members of the Baton Rouge area groundwater commission

BY: - September 18, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed two new members to the 18-person board that regulates groundwater use in the Baton Rouge region, less than three months after rejecting legislation that would have allowed employees from companies who use the groundwater to continue to sit on the commission without penalty.  Alvin Broussard, the public works director and […]

Louisiana Senate backs bill negating groundwater commissioners ethics violations

BY: and - April 26, 2021

The Louisiana Senate voted overwhelmingly for legislation that would let the commissioners who regulate groundwater in the Baton Rouge area to be paid by the companies that extract it. The bill would also negate state ethics charges that five of the 18 Capital Area Ground Water Conservation Commission members are facing. The Louisiana Board of […]

Winter storm leaves Louisiana with 1 million under boil-water notice and 125k without power 

BY: - February 18, 2021

Much of the state remained bleak in the wake of a deadly winter storm that pierced Louisiana this week as nearly a million residents remained under boil-water advisories and 125,000 were without electricity in frigid temperatures as of noon Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. Of those without power, about 20,000 — mostly in the […]