Graves on decision to lease Strategic Petroleum Reserve for private oil storage

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement in response to the Department of Energy’s announcement to lease available storage in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to private oil storage: “We strongly support the Department of Energy’s decision today and applaud the continued leadership of Secretary Brouillette. This is the right move to help counter […]

Coronavirus Creates “Perfect Storm” for Scammers

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing people to distance themselves from others, work remotely, and spend time indoors and online. While social distancing is a good health practice to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it may be helping scammers. Research from the Better Business Bureau and other organizations found that people are more likely to […]

Governor extends Stay at Home order to April 30

April 2, 2020: Today I formally extended the Stay at Home order until April 30 as Louisiana works to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is absolutely critical that each Louisianan take this Stay at Home order seriously. Act as if your life depends on it – because it does. We have seen federal modeling […]

Housing Crisis amid COVID-19 is harming (only) landlords

I want to address the government mandate as it pertains to Landlords and Fair Housing amid the Coronavirus crisis. Before I begin, I recognize the fact that safe housing is one of the most important things to any individual in this country, next to nutritious meals and freedom from tyranny. In case you are not […]

Dancing for a Cause 2020 has been CANCELED

Dancing for a Cause 2020 has been CANCELED.

Sheriff Webre expresses concern over convicted contractor’s COVID-19 venture

According to Baton Rouge Business Report on Monday, contractor Matthew Morris “has opened a new business and is selling COVID-19 remediation services on Facebook.”  The headline identified Morris as “An ex-contractor who allegedly took advantage of flood victims.”  The gentle descriptive is “a complete mischaracterization of Mr. Morris’ proven criminal activities” in the words of […]

Convicted contractor Matthew Morris intends to pursue COVID-19-related services

Statement from Matthew Morris – March 31, 2020: In response to the misleading article published yesterday by the Baton Rouge Business Report (BRBR), this statement is provided to clarify my intentions for pursuing and possibly establishing a new entity focused on COVID-19-related services. As quoted in the BRBR article, the purpose of this new entity […]

Texas governor announces mandatory self-quarantine for Louisiana travelers

NOTE:  Florida’s governor having done much the same last week, Texas’ Governor Greg Abbott issued the Executive Order, excerpted below, directed at Louisianans. Ever person who enters the State of Texas through roadways from Louisiana, or from any other state as may be proclaimed hereafter, shall be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for a period of […]

LABI summary of CARES Act a/k/a Phase III of Coronavirus recovery package

On Friday the US House of Representatives passed the CARES Act, the bill known as “Phase III” of Congress’ Coronavirus recovery package. President Donald Trump signed the legislation into law shortly afterwards.   The CARES Act seeks to provide nearly $2 trillion in aid for American workers and employers. As adopted, the bill: Provides direct financial assistance […]

Cointment cites better testing, mobility of citizens, outside traffic for Ascensions rate of coronavirus

I want to address the concerns that Ascension Parish is ranked high in the country for having a large per capita number of positive Coronavirus cases. I truly believe the reason is simply that we are ahead of the curve with testing here in Ascension Parish. This is due to the professionalism and organization of […]