JBE’s Senate Committee testimony on Oil and Gas Exploration, Climate Change

Last week Gov. Edwards testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources about recent federal offshore oil and gas developments. Specifically, he will address the adverse impact that a protracted moratorium on mineral leases in the Gulf of Mexico will have on Louisiana’s economy. In addition, he will highlight the state’s ongoing […]

AG Landry urges Facebook to abandon launch of Instagram Kids

Citing serious concerns about the safety of children and the harm social media poses to young people, Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined a bipartisan coalition of 44 attorneys general urging Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13. “While the Internet can be a […]

Sheriff’s Association willing to support anti-Qualified Immunity bill in return for $$$$

May 11, 2021 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association (LSA) is apparently on-board with House Bill 609 but not without some good old-fashioned horse trading, aka deal-making. HB 609, by State Rep. Edmond Jordan (D-Baton Rouge), would tear down the wall of so-called qualified immunity that for years has protected law enforcement officers […]

Recognizing service and sacrifice of officers during Police Week

In honor of National Police Week, Acting U.S. Attorney Ellison C. Travis recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement. This year, the week is observed Sunday, May 9 through Saturday, May 15, 2021. “This week is a time to honor our law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate […]

BBB TIPS: Preparing for Heavy Rain events and Flood Advisories

With all the rain we have seen in our area over the past couple of days and with more on the way, now is the best time to prepare for potential flood advisories. If you have never been affected by storm damage, you should still prepare in case of future disasters. Here are some simple […]

Riverton Subdivision plat conditions are clear; what is there to review?

“This subdivision, when it’s built out, is going to generate a lot of traffic…Going to throw that whole area into gridlock.  The roadways cannot handle it.”-Former Ascension Parish Engineer Bob Turner on March 9, 2016 during Planning Commission consideration of Riverton Subdivision. Planning Director Ricky Compton having been fired five days earlier, then parish president Kenny […]

JBE joins U.S. Climate Alliance “addressing Climate Change at state level”

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to state-led action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Taking action to address climate change can strengthen our communities and our economy,” said Gov. Edwards, “and I am proud to join this group of Governors in […]

Cointment proclaims Nurses Week

At the May 6 Council meeting, Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment proclaimed May 6 through 12 as Nurses Week in Ascension Parish. According to the proclamation, there are nearly 3.6 million registered nurses in the United States, 40 thousand in Louisiana, and close to 2,000 in Ascension Parish, and they constitute the nation’s largest health […]

Cointment proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Month

At the May 6 Council meeting, Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment proclaimed the month of May as Hurricane Preparedness Month in Ascension, and said Parish Government would be posting regular reminders and information on how residents can best prepare to mitigate the effects of coming storms. According to the proclamation, hurricane season begins June 1, […]

Lawler explains vote to settle Delaune Estates lawsuit

NOTE:  In the wake of his vote to “settle the lawsuit” filed by the Delaune family after denial of Antebellum Pointe subdivision (subsequently rebranded, Delaune Estates) Councilman Aaron Lawler took to social media to explain. Why did I vote to settle the lawsuit with the Delaune family? The first time I voted no because the traffic study confirmed […]