Safeguarding Louisiana’s Coastline | The New York Times – Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, takes his case for wetlands restoration to the Gray Lady, and urges defeat of a bill that would retroactively kill the local flood authority’s lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies.
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East will be in charge this year of operating the gates and structures that play a key role in keeping storm surge out of the east banks of Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes — a significant milestone toward completion of the system.
[City Park board] members also discussed an upcoming meeting with the Trust for Public Land to develop a millage that would provide regular outside revenue to fund the park. Currently, City Park generates about 85 percent of its $14 million budget independently by hosting concerts and charging patrons to use the tennis and golf courses.
After the sponsoring lawmaker admitted to the House Health and Welfare Committee that his proposal was “vague,” members voted Wednesday to advance his legislation to implement Gov. Bobby Jindal’s national health care plan in Louisiana.
The New Orleans Traffic Court is the only one left [in the U.S.] “whose sole purpose and mission is to handle traffic offenses,” according to Bill Raftery, an analyst with the National Center for State Courts.
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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