“Given the $600 million deficit, when you vote against additional revenue, you are voting to cut TOPS, higher education, K-12 education, and life-saving health care services including our safety-net hospitals, that’s the choice some legislators are making, and that’s the choice they will have to defend to their constituents.
It’s not the first place you would expect to hold a wedding reception or office party, but the 1500 block of Texas Avenue just west of downtown Shreveport is loaded with potential, according to Shana McIntosh, executive management for Eleven Events, LLC, a new event center that has just opened its doors for business.
Bossier Parish Schools values its longstanding partnership with Barksdale Air Force Base and remains committed in providing families with academic options they feel best address the challenges military-connected children face.
The bottom in state revenue decline appears to have been in December, when revenue was down 15 percent compared to the prior year. Total state revenue collections are increasing, for the most part, from one month to the next even if they aren't at the level they were the prior fiscal year.
The cadets will train at the department’s training facility housed within the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge. Successful completion of six months of intensive physical and academic training is required to graduate.
With few exceptions, most of the comments were in favor of keeping the monument right where it has been for so many years. Reasons offered ranged from the cost to remove the statue to the fact that the statue is private property belonging to the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the monument’s special historic significance.
A spokesman for the Red River Waterway Commission, which is in charge of maintaining the ART Parkway bike trail, confirmed that that section of the riverbank is eroding. “It started eroding away, that whole bank, when we had the big flood,” he said..