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Port Allen council meeting drama

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PORT ALLEN - The political blame game continues on the west bank of the Mississippi river. This time, a firestorm over a truck for the fire chief, that was approved and budgeted last year.

Wednesday, during a council committee meeting, Mayor Deedy Slaughter explained that she didn't sign the check to pay for the truck, because she had questions about the purchase order.

"Just don't hit me on the blind side," said Slaughter. "Let me know what's going on. Don't just throw something on my desk and expect me to sign it."

Other council members publicly explained that the truck was approved before she joined as mayor. The discussion went on for a while and then went out of control.

At the end of the day, the discussion about the fire chief's truck was stopped. The fire chief asked the dealer to cancel the truck order. No word yet about what will happen next.



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