Treasurer fights JBE’s Main Street Recovery diversion of funds

State Treasurer John M. Schroder issued the following statement on Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposal to further devastate struggling small businesses by moving $175 million from the Main Street Recovery Program: “If the governor removes $175 million from the Main Street Recovery Program, 79% of eligible businesses who have already applied won’t receive the grant they […]

DOJ awards $34.5 Million to Louisiana law enforcement ($22,212 to APSO)

Louisiana awarded $34.5 million total in this round of DOJ formula-based funding U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced East Baton Rouge, Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish Sheriff Offices are receiving a combined $222,190 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to aid their efforts in preventing and controlling crime. The breakdown is below: “Federal, state and […]

Unclaimed Property Program short of money to pay claims

State Treasurer John M. Schroder today announced that the Unclaimed Property Program is once again temporarily short of the money needed to pay claims because of state budget sweeps. A similar shortfall arose in September 2018. The program had a balance of $623,715.10 on Sept. 22, leaving it short of the money needed to pay […]

Ascension Sewer: Myth Busters

We’ve heard a lot of myths about our plan for a consolidated sewer system, so we’re here to bring you the facts. MYTH:  Ascension Sewer’s plan will cost the Parish and residents millions of dollars. FACT:  Our plan requires no investment by the Parish but rather results in millions we will pay to the Parish. This plan […]

Constituents in need of assistance should contact Representative Kathy Edmonston

Kathy Edmonston was an advocate for persons with disabilities long before she became a state representative in District 88.  She began as an advocate helping others in the community who were having difficulty getting help in the school system. Representative Edmonston worked in the Ascension Parish School system for almost twenty-five years helping parents, students […]

Recall Petition filed against District 81 Representative Clay Schexnayder

According to The Hayride on Friday, a recall petition has been filed against Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder whose District 81 includes Gonzales.  The Hayride claims to have predicted it, writing: “Schexnayder’s effectively blocking the Seabaugh petition to reopen the state’s economy for three months, and then his 10 days of stall tactics on Rep. Mark Wright’s petition, […]

JBE: Louisiana to implement Nursing Home Visitation federal guidelines quickly

Louisiana will move to quickly implement new guidance from the federal government easing restrictions on visits to nursing homes during the COVID pandemic, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday. The new guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Thursday allows nursing homes to conduct outdoor visitation with social distancing. Nursing homes […]

JBE adjusts Phase 3 Order to extend alcohol sales by one hour

Following discussions with restaurant and hospitality industry leaders, Gov. John Bel Edwards altered his Phase 3 order to allow the on premises sale and consumption of alcohol until 11 p.m. at restaurants, casinos and bars in parishes that are eligible to opt in to reopen bars. However, all bars must still close by 11 p.m. […]

JBE calls federal court election ruling “huge victory for health…safety…democracy”

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on the ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana’s, which supported his request to implement a safer emergency election plan for Louisiana, including more options to vote by mail, in line with how elections were held in June and July in the […]

APL Gonzales takes A Walk Through the Decades (September 18-21)

Let’s take a walk through the decades (1960 – 2020) at Ascension Parish Library. Come and experience the different eras with popular candy, toys, and music during these specific time periods. Join us in Gonzales on September 18, 19, 21, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM or on Sunday, September 20 […]