He called for a 6.5 percent state severance tax on natural gas production and again, an increase in the state minimum wage for workers — this time from .25 an hour to an hour.
The governor and lawmakers face a 6 million revenue shortfall in the current fiscal 2016-17 budget, and an overall budget deficit of nearly billion when increases in public pension and human services costs are factored in and the disappearance of one-time revenue sources are accounted for.
The mission of the Investigation Department is prevention of criminality, detection and investigation of perpetrators of criminal acts, through collection and presentation of facts, evidences and proves, that prove the guiltiness or innocence of suspects for criminal acts, as well as taking the perpetrators in front of the justice.
His proposal provides a 0 million increase for the basic education subsidy and million increase for prekindergarten childhood education if adopted by lawmakers.
-Throughout the country, people attempting to see Nicaragua for themselves find their trips disrupted, their private papers confiscated, and their homes and offices plagued by FBI agents who demand detailed personal and political information.
These kinds of government tactics violate our fundamental constitutional rights.
One of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's transition committees in 2017 recommended merging the Housing Authority, Redevelopment Authority and Office of Community Development into an East Baton Rouge Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Crews with the Baton Rouge Department of Public Works work to demolish blighted houses in the 1400 block of Columbus Dunn Drive in Baton Rouge, Thursday, May 21, 2015.