LATEST INFORMATION:
Updated AUGUST 3, 2015

VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM PUBLIC MEETING - AUGUST 4TH
All Veterans are invited to attend a public meeting being held on August 4th at 6:00 PM at the Houma Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret Street, Houma, LA to discuss the VA health care system. The meeting is designed to give Veterans, their families, . . . click here for more


STATE SALES TAX EXEMPTION - AUGUST 7 & 8
Families getting ready to send their kids back to school can save money during the 2015 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday Friday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8. During these two days, most retail purchases are exempt from the 4% state sales tax. . . . click here for more


FALL SHRIMP SEASON TO OPEN AUGUST 17TH
After careful consideration of biological data and receiving input from commercial fishermen at a meeting on 7/23/15, the LA Wildlife & Fisheries Commission have decided to open the fall shrimp season at 6:00 AM on . . . click here for more


COMMON CORE COMPROMISE OF 2015 - REQUESTS PUBLIC COMMENTS
The LA Student Standards process, approved by BESE in April, passed by the Legislature during the 2015 Legislative Session, and signed into law by the Governor, empowers 101 educators and experts nominated by school districts, professional . . . click here for more


ACT 394 - MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE VACCINATION ADDED TO SCHEDULE
ACT 394 (formerly HB342) adds vaccination against meningococcal disease to the schedule of immunizations required by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals for those persons entering any school within the state for the first time. . . . click here for more


ACT 205 - STOCK ASSESSMENT OF CERTAIN FINFISH
ACT 205 (formerly HB303) establishes management targets to ensure a sustainable population of black drum, sheepshead, and flounder species in Louisiana waters. ACT 205 removes the requirement for use of a spawning potential ratio. ACT 205 removes . . . click here for more


HR172 - COMMENDATION FOR MAE ROSE BOURG CHIASSON
HR172 commends Mae Rose Bourg Chiasson for more than 60 years as an educator. The 2015-2016 school year will mark Mae Rose Chiasson's 62nd year as an educator. She currently teaches 2nd grade at Holy Rosary Catholic School. Congratulations and . . . click here for more


HCR157 - REQUEST DOTD LOWER SPEED LIMIT - LA HWY. 3235 (SENT TO SECRETARY OF STATE)
HCR157 urges and requests the Dept. of Transportation and Development to reduce the speed limit to 50 miles per hour for vehicles traveling on LA Highway 3235 in Lafourche Parish. HCR157 can be viewed in its entirety by clicking on click here for more


ONLINE FLOOD RISK & RESILIENCE VIEWER
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority developed the Flood Risk and Resilience Viewer over the past year with the U.S. Geological Survey. Through a recently introduced online map, residents can view the flood risk and depth for their area . . . click here for more


PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Click here for a link to the House of Representatives Public Information Office website to view Today's State News Stories . . . click here for more