Several child products recalled

Attorney General Jeff Landry is dedicated to making Louisiana a safer place for all citizens, especially our State’s youth. As part of his efforts to do this, General Landry is warning Louisiana parents and guardians to take note of several child products that have been recently recalled this Summer. “These recalled products may potentially endanger […]

Councilman-Elect Chase Melancon promises transparency and open dialogue with constituents

As many of you may have heard by now, qualifying for the October 12th ballot closed this past Thursday at 4:30PM without an opponent qualifying to run against me. This means come January 2020 I will be the District 6 Council Representative for Ascension Parish. First off, I want to thank every single person who […]

EBR Flood Risk Reduction Project ($255) a go. Meanwhile, in Ascension Parish…

BATON ROUGE, La. – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Governor John Bel Edwards and Congressman Garret Graves together have found a solution to move forward on the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project, they announced Wednesday. The project will dredge, widen and upgrade 66 miles of waterways in the East Baton Rouge Parish critical to reducing […]

Councilman Benny Johnson assesses tenure, the future

How would I characterize my 11.5 years on the council? (Of what are you most proud, any regrets, etc.)? I would say that my time on the council has definitely had its ups and downs. To some an issue may be positive while to others negative. Nothing is accomplished with one person and not everyone […]

Graves on $1.2 BILLION flood protection funding: Don’t hold your breath

Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) made the following statement about HUD’s expected guidance on the $1.2 billion appropriated by Congress for Louisiana flood reduction: “This $1.2 billion is one of the largest components of Louisiana’s overall flood protection funding. We’ve secured full funding for the Comite, EBR Flood and West Shore projects, along with drainage […]

American Legion opens door to new membership

In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941. This declaration now opens the American Legion to anyone who served at least one day of active duty since that date to join […]

Councilman John Cagnolatti assesses tenure, the future

I appreciate the opportunity to share with your readers my thoughts on the first three and a half years  of my term as Ascension Parish Councilman for District 10.  In response to your first question,” How would you characterize John Cagnolatti’s 3.5 years on the council (of what are you most proud, any regrets, etc)?” The […]

Treasurer Schroder commends legislation supporting veterans

BATON ROUGE, LA – State Treasurer John Schroder is applauding Senator Bob Hensgens and the Louisiana Legislature for their passage of SB 116, legislation seeking to assist veterans and their families in locating lost military medals. SB 116 was signed by the Governor and is now known as Act 439. “Act 439 is an example […]

AG opines that power to approve subdivision may be taken away from Planning Commission

O’Neil Parenton’s attempt to game the system nothwithstanding, Louisiana’s Attorney General opined that Ascension’s Planning Commission could be stripped of its power to approve subdivision preliminary plats by amendment of the Home Rule Charter. The AG opined nine months after receiving Ascension’s request that posed two questions: Can Ascension Parish Council through a Charter Amendment […]

Pettit challenges incumbent on voting record

Councilman John Cagnolatti (D-10) Dear John, I am puzzled by several of your recent votes and inaction as my representative on the parish council and would like to hear your reasoning as to why you voted and acted as you did. I do not believe your positions reflect the needs or desires of the voters […]