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LCG administrators think that the image of the Lafayette Police Department needs to be repaired while Kenneth Boudreaux, the most recent appointee of the Lafayette Fire and Police Civil Service Board, feels that a complaint filed by CNLA is ‘tarnishing’ the image of officers. What do you think? After 450 days is it finally time for the Civil Service Board to look into the internal investigative and discipline practices of the Lafayette Police Department?
It’s true. The poisonous Denice Skinner has finally been excommunicated from the Lafayette Republican Party. Was it because she absconded with the party’s $35,797 Facebook asset? Yes, but there’s more. Here’s a timely update to our previous coverage of this issue.
When a very attentive Livingston Parish mom took her pre-teen girls to their local library she was SHOCKED by one of the books her girls opened and then quickly closed. “Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see.”
In Lafayette, the most controversial thing going on right now is… the Library’s summer reading program. No. Seriously.
When choosing between big business and protecting freedom for Louisiana’s residents, it seems the Louisiana Legislature can only move in one direction. Jill Hines, from Health Freedom Louisiana, looks back at some seized and lost opportunities from the most recent regular session.
The “Horse Farm,” “Moncus Park,” or Lafayette Central Park are different names for the same place. Because the park has recently threatened to start charging for parking, we’ve been contacted by countless Lafayette area residents asking us to look into the park’s finances. Here’s what we found out.
Gone are the days when police officers stood in front of a camera to ask for the public to help find criminals with active warrants. Today, the less the public knows about crime rates and active warrants the better it is for those in law enforcement leadership. While this may not be the case in every corner of Louisiana, it’s certainly true in Lafayette Parish. In fact, the Lafayette Sheriff is so tight-lipped that he won’t provide the public with even the most generic data: like a number of active warrants!
We keep shining the light into those dark corners of Louisiana government. What we found this time is nothing short of shocking. It would appear that several legislators in the power-clique have helped to craft policies that impact certain government created monopolies in which their spouses make a substantial living.
As often as he has changed up the rules in attempt to silence us, its apparent the Speaker of the House has more time for petty vindictiveness than he has for defending small business and individual liberty.
In a recent interview on NewsTalk 98.5, Lafayette’s Mayor President actually said “we’re following the science.” However, numerous district judges have ruled that he’s not following the law. These rulings could be a foreshadowing of things to come as the Army Corps of Engineers begins action to remove LCG’s Spoil Levee lawsuit to federal court.
When we talk about all the things tax dollars should be spent on, most would prefer our government prioritize road and bridge maintenance. But would you believe they’d actually spend over $4 million of your tax dollars to build a gas station for a private, for-profit company?
“They aren’t telling you the whole truth. Those Downtown Lafayette folks who’ve been walking door to door and asking you to vote for their tax hike have left off numerous pertinent details.” Last week, I sent a letter to nearly every household in the Downtown taxing district. Today, I’m publishing it as an open letter for the benefit of our online transparency enthusiasts who reside outside of that district.
With recent tax propositions being rejected in St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes area voters need to be ever vigilant about the methods and tactics politicians will employ to place taxes on low voter turn out ballots. We have told you about the upcoming DDA tax occurring during Festival International in downtown Lafayette on April 30, but why is no one talking about the Vermilion Parish tax hike election on the same day.