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JUDGE SALOOM LAWYERS UP

JUDGE SALOOM LAWYERS UP

When we saw three “luxury” automobiles on the Lafayette City Court budget, we wanted to know more. Finding out is usually a very simple process of submitting a public records request. However, instead of providing the documents, Judge Doug Saloom hired an attorney!

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Public Records – Why the Change?

Public Records – Why the Change?

A response from the Lafayette Police Department on a recent public records request revealed a significant change in the information being disseminated to the public. Now we want to know why! Citizens for a New Louisiana recently requested records pertaining to a...

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Lafayette’s LPTFA sued for public records

Lafayette’s LPTFA sued for public records

Some time back, we sent a public record request to Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority (LPTFA). That's where Kevin Blanchard ended up after Carlee fell short in the Mayor's race. Based on the response to a public records request, we know from text messages that...

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Schex: All Talk No Walk

Schex: All Talk No Walk

A healthcare worker invited me to a meeting with Louisiana's Speaker of the House. She wanted to ask questions and share information she felt was important. I went as moral support but had the opportunity to ask a few questions of my own. Access Granted Initially we...

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Is COVID-19 a “Vaccine-Preventable Disease”?

Is COVID-19 a “Vaccine-Preventable Disease”?

On August 2, Governor Edwards issued a mask mandate for all Louisiana citizens, unvaccinated AND vaccinated. In his press conference that day he made this statement in defense of the new proclamation, which affects everyone, five years old and older: "Based on recent...

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Can We Please Get Back to Education?

Can We Please Get Back to Education?

On Monday, Louisiana's House Committee on Education met with Louisiana Department of Education for an update on the  social studies standards development. The focus of the meeting was procedure. Parents also expressed concern about the curriculum. The meeting began in...

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