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  • Ascension Parish president announces top 10 projects for the year

    March 21, 2016 12:48 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced Monday that his administration will focus on ten top projects to complete this year. 1) Road projects involving the St. Landry Road/Endenborne extension and the St. Landry Road/Ashland Road connector to ease traffic congestion along Hwy. 30. 2) Two waste water... more »
  • Bond Commission approves $375 Million for projects across state

    February 18, 2016 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Bond Commission has approved $375 million in funding for projects across the state and approved more than $35 million in interest savings at its Thursday meeting, according to the State Treasurer. "We approved financing for public schools in Assumption and Lafayette parishes as well... more »
  • $52.2 million allocated to improve Louisiana coastline

    December 10, 2015 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has approved $52.2 million in Deepwater Horizon project money for coastal restoration projects. News outlets report that the federal-state Restore Act council approved the funds Wednesday for six coastal restoration projects and a study of the lower Mississippi River in... more »
  • Construction budget jammed with more projects than money

    May 26, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have started advancing Louisiana's multibillion-dollar state construction budget for next year. But just because projects are in the budget bill doesn't necessarily mean they'll get money in the fiscal year that begins July 1. Gov. Bobby Jindal submitted an overloaded construction budget proposal with $258 million... more »
  • $134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects

    April 20, 2015 6:17 PM

    JACKSON, MS - The trustees overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to jump-start recovery from the 2010 oil spill have proposed another 10 projects totaling $134 million. About $698 million has been spent in three previous rounds. Four projects would get $116.5 million, including $45 million to protect sea... more »
  • Ag commissioner seeks preservation of La. farmland

    July 28, 2014 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top agriculture official is concerned about the loss of farmland in the state. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said Monday that 15,000 acres of farmland in Calcasieu and St. Charles parishes have been lost in the last year to wetlands mitigation projects. In St. Charles Parish, landowners... more »
  • Lawmakers hand Jindal decision-making on projects

    June 13, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have given Gov. Bobby Jindal all the power to choose among their favored projects in next year's construction budget. They packed the bill so it contains $389 million more than the state has money to spend, leaving the governor to pick and choose which water system... more »
  • La. projects in $12.3 billion water projects bill

    June 10, 2014 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed a $12.3 billion water projects bill that will finance improvements across the nation and includes several provisions that will directly benefit Louisiana. The legislation won overwhelming support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in a fiercely divided Congress. The... more »
  • New law offers more room to borrow under debt cap

    May 16, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Efforts to put more limits on how state government spends its money had an unintended consequence, boosting the amount of money the state can borrow each year under its debt ceiling. The issue is tied to the complex way Louisiana calculates its annual cap on state debt.... more »
  • More than $400 million for area roads

    February 5, 2014 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has more than $400 million invested in road projects in Baton Rouge and some of the surrounding areas. Sponsored by the Department of Transportation and Development, the "Geaux Wider" campaign has dedicated more than $340 million to I-10 and I-12 projects around Baton Rouge... more »
  • Construction changing your drive in 2014 Play Video

    January 3, 2014 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Millions will be spent on state highways and city streets this year to ease congested roadways. A lot of big projects are set to wrap up in 2014, including the widening of Staring Ln. in the Capital City. Starring Ln. between Perkins Rd. and Highland... more »
  • $1.7 billion recommended for coastal projects

    December 30, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal report calls for $1.7 billion in coastal restoration projects for southwest Louisiana. State officials say it is encouraging, but far short of what is needed. The draft report comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and recommends projects in Cameron, Calcasieu, and... more »
  • The road work wish list that likely won't get done

    November 6, 2013 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People testified before lawmakers Wednesday, telling them traffic congestion is almost out of control here. They are begging for help that might not come. Money to fund the projects is hard to come by and previous efforts to obtain funds have failed. Some projects are years... more »
  • State construction projects back on track

    October 11, 2013 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Higher revenue forecasts and low interest rates have Louisiana's construction projects back on track. Louisiana had been close to its constitutional limit on debt. State Treasurer John Kennedy said the money to pay for ongoing construction was running out, with no room to borrow more.... more »
  • Ascension board projects budget surplus

    June 22, 2013 11:17 AM

    GONZALES, La. - The Ascension Parish school district expects to achieve a budget surplus for the second consecutive year. The Advocate reports the School Board has approved a 2013-14 budget that projects $201 million in general fund revenue, an increase of nearly $7 million from last year. The anticipated general... more »
  • BP agrees to pay $340 million for restoration projects

    April 30, 2013 3:02 PM

    LAFITTE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that BP agreed to fund approximately $340 million in restoration projects for Louisiana. It's part of the $1 billion that BP agreed to invest for early restoration of natural resources damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The restoration will include... more »

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