How much influence does $377,000 in campaign contributions purchase

March 17, 2019 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Dr. Arnold Feldman may be perplexed as to why House Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rep. Frank Hoffman and other committee members have been unresponsive to his email inquiries, but I can give him 377,000 reasons, or in Hoffman’s individual case, 34,000 reasons. Last April 10, the Senate […]

Why Senator Cassidy supported Trump border emergency declaration

At my urging, President Trump is making drug cartels pay for part of the wall. This money would have lined the pockets of criminals and international drug lords, but now we will use it to secure our border and stop the flow of drugs and crime, and illegal immigration. This week, I voted in support of […]

Early voting for March 30 School millage renewals begins tomorrow

  Two  millage renewals (see below) appear on the March 30 ballot.  Early voting begins Saturday (March 16) through Saturday (March 23).  No voting on Sunday.  

Join the American Cancer Society at Ascension Parish Relay For Life

Join the fight against cancer and the movement to create a world with more birthdays, by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® on March 23, 2019, at Cabelas in Gonzales, from  3:00 pm till 10:00 pm, This inspiring event unites the entire community in celebrating those who have had cancer, remembering loved […]

Statement on Flood Victims Filing Suit Against HUD

Washington, DC  – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued a statement today after victims of Louisiana’s Great Flood of 2016 filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to force payment for duplication of benefits claims. The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgement that would force the federal government to comply with […]

Hayride Publisher to address Ascension GOP Roundtable

Scott McKay, publisher of the internet political newspaper, The Hayride, will be the featured speaker at the March Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable will be held on Thursday, March 21st at 11:30 a.m @ the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. Highway 30 in Gonzales. (11:30 to 12:00 – Meet and Greet; Noon. – […]

Can EA Drainage clean Sorrento ditches? Yes

Sorrento’s Councilman Donald Schexnaydre has pushed for answers to persistent drainage problems where budget constraints leave the town at East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1’s (commonly referred to as “EA Drainage Board”) mercy.  Three months ago Schexnaydre posed a simple question.  On December 4, 2018 Schexnaydre made a motion to seek an opinion from […]

Teacher/Councilman offers view on Jumpstart

Our schools are failing far too many children, especially those not wanting to go to college.  There is a direct correlation between the skills gap and the poverty rate in society.  Low income residents tend to have higher dropout rates and lower levels of academic achievement.   Incarceration and conviction rates are high among the least […]

A Cautionary Tale from GPD: You can’t believe everything on social media

Gonzales Police Department put this message out on, ironically, its Facebook Page yesterday: Earlier today, a Facebook post was made claiming that a child was abducted in Ascension Parish while waiting for a school bus. The post insinuated that the supposed abduction was being consider a sex trafficking case. There was no such incident, and were […]

Council candidate Joel Robert addresses Opioid Crisis

On February 7 President Kenny Matassa declared “a big need in Ascension Parish for some type of detox facility for our people…Everybody knows about the opioid epidemic.”  Some know better than others.  Candidate for Parish Council Joel Robert, who came by his intimate knowledge of opioid addiction the hard way, applauds Matassa’s efforts. Under discussion […]