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  • $77 million stripped from state construction budget

    June 30, 2017 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has stripped $77 million in proposed projects from Louisiana's state construction budget, saying the state can't afford all the items lawmakers packed into the bill. Edwards used his line-item veto authority to remove 36 projects around the state from the $3.8... more »
  • Taxes to fund road work, transportation projects on December ballot Play Video

    November 29, 2016 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – On the December ballot, East Baton Rouge voters will get a chance to vote on two taxes that will fund road work and transportation projects. The city wants voters to vote for the re-purposing of the existing tax and to add a 5-mill property tax. ... more »
  • Commission approves money to rebuild damaged Baker schools

    November 17, 2016 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Bond Commission approved $310 million for state projects and approved more than $12.5 million in interest savings Thursday, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. Baton Rouge area projects include bonds for the Baker School District to finance rebuilding schools damaged by August's historic... more »
  • 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 »

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