An example of this favored status is the difference in how the Port has land appraised that is purchased from former Port commissioners and their business associates in comparison to land appraised for other private citizens.
The report includes receipts for sales tax, individual income tax, general severance tax, corporation and franchise tax, gasoline and special fuels tax and miscellaneous taxes cash receipts. The report does not include gambling revenues, fees, self-generated revenue and statutory dedications.
Those of you in North Louisiana — and in other corners of Louisiana — know the August flooding is a bookend to what March wrought. March came in with a roar and torrential rain. The horrific March flooding came on the heels of the Red River's nearly 38-foot crest in June 2015, the highest the Red had risen since the 1940s.
Election Day is less than two months away. It’s Clinton and Trump neck and neck in the polls, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polling 10 percent of the total vote. So the candidates are crisscrossing Louisiana trying to squeeze out enough votes to carry the state, right? Hardly!.
A local news reporter where I live posed the question this week as to whether insurance rates for property owners will begin to rise, following the recent South Louisiana flooding. My answer was simple. Of course they will go up. In fact, the cost of insurance would have continued to go up even without the recent flood.
Furthermore, whenever I talk to current or former meth users, they always tell me that I would be amazed at how many people are actually using meth. And they say that I would also be amazed when I realized that meth users come from all walks of life..
An old out-of-state friend called to touch base, and asked, “How are y’all doing down there?” I told him we were hanging in there, in spite of what seems to be one confrontation and tragedy after and other.
The Louisiana State Bond Commission meets monthly to review and approve applications from parishes, municipalities, special taxing districts, and other political subdivisions of the State requesting authority to incur debt. For more information, visit www.
The unclaimed property program has returned more than $407 million to nearly 630,000 Louisiana citizens since 1972. By going to shopping malls, the Louisiana Treasury raises awareness about the unclaimed property program..
Act 303, enacted this year by the Louisiana Legislature, provides individuals with disabilities the chance to petition their local school system if they were denied a high school diploma and chance to graduate solely for failing to meet state graduation exit exam requirements.