Utilities grappling with Ascension Sewer agreement (will resolution come before new council sworn in?)

Three decades and counting, Ascension’s efforts to bring sanitary sewer to the east bank are ongoing.  Everyone seems to agree, with potential EPA/DEQ consent decrees a real possibility, that this particular piece of the infrastructure puzzle is a must.  How best to go about it, though, is a matter of contention with which the Parish […]

Kim Christy taking on incumbent, and special interests

For the first time in Ascension’s quarter-century experiment with Home Rule, seven elections in all, five Parish Council incumbents lost reelection bids, a sixth chose not to qualify.  That means majority turnover of the 11-member panel with one runoff election between the District 7 incumbent (Aaron Lawler) and challenger, Kim Christy, to be decided on […]

Record-setting early voting numbers changing Ascension political landscape

Early/absentee voting in Ascension continues to spike, every gubernatorial/legislative/parish-wide ballot since October 24, 2015 has seen the numbers climb.  A record number of Ascension Parish voters exercised the franchise early for the October 12 Primary Election; a record shattered by those voting early for Saturday’s (November 16) General Election.  It is attributable to Oak Grove […]

Constituent “furious with Lawler” for “underhanded violation of rights”

Terry Jones resides in Parish Council District 7.  Jones is a registered Republican who supports the challenger, Kim Christy, in the November 16 runoff for the seat currently occupied by Aaron Lawler.  Jones is “furious with Mr. Lawler because he, literally, tried to impose his will and violate my rights.” On Friday, November 1, Jones […]

Ascension Public Schools Announces the 2019-20 Teachers and Principals of the Year

Individual photos of the Teachers and Principals of the Year can be views and downloaded at www.apsb.org/TOYgallery. Scroll down to the bottom for caption. *Please note: The previous release had a misspelling of Dutchtown High teacher Stephanie Jardim. Please use this corrected version.  Donaldsonville, La. — Ascension Public Schools announces the Teachers of the Year and Principals […]

Grand Jury finds no evidence of rapes “covered up”

The District Attorney’s Office initiated an investigation, including convening a grand jury, into allegations of rape allegedly “covered up” thirty years ago.  These allegations came to light after the Pelican Post online posted recorded statements allegedly made by Murphy Painter.  The District Attorney’s office has found no evidence of any unreported rapes, or rape cases […]

Matassa won’t agree to release record of criminal proceeding in suit to recover legal fees

Kenny Matassa could not be compelled to testify at his July 2018 criminal trial when he was acquitted of felony bribery charges.  No matter how distasteful for him, that will not be the case in pre-trial discovery and at trial of the civil lawsuit he filed (and dragged Ascension Parish Government into as party-plaintiff so taxpayers […]

Kim Christy is the fiscal conservative in District 7 contest

Kim Christy is the true fiscal conservative on the ballot for District 7, Ascension Parish Council despite what the incumbent would have you believe.  Aaron Lawler has, from time to time, mouthed perfunctory platitudes advocating parsimony, all while failing to protect the public purse on any pet project he promoted.  Christy, for her part, prefers […]

Kim Christy: No Increased Density; Infrastructure before Development

Responsible growth is an absolute necessity to maintain the quality of life our citizens value.  Substandard roads must be improved, traffic congestion across the parish must be lessened, serious drainage problems must be solved, and we must carry out DEQ’s mandate for parish-wide sewer treatment. That is why I support Infrastructure First! On May 29, […]

Edmonston responds to “slanderous statements” made by opponent at recent Roundtable

Slanderous statements made by my opponent at the recent GOP Roundtable must be challenged!  I spoke first and had no opportunity to address the many lies about my campaign and me.  You can view the eleven minutes of comments on YouTube.  (Search GOP Roundtable House District 88) Brandon Trosclair stated I was taking our race […]