Jefferson Parish

Centralized sales tax commission approved by lawmakers

Bill to change public records law would ‘absolutely destroy’ public access, critic says

BY: - May 5, 2021

A House committee approved a bill Wednesday that an attorney for news organizations  said would block the public’s access to government records as it would no longer require courts to award legal fees when government officials withhold records from a person who rightfully should have access to them.  Under Louisiana’s current public records law, officials […]

Will Louisiana require you to wear a face mask?

BY: - July 1, 2020

Following a steady rise in coronavirus cases, a new mandate requiring residents to wear face masks in public takes effect Wednesday in Jefferson Parish. Although positive tests for COVID-19 have been found in all 64 parishes, a statewide face mask mandate does not appear to be immediately forthcoming. Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng issued […]