New Sales Tax Proposed by Republican Legislator Aimed To Address Federal Levee Failures Is Fraught With Legal Issues, Morrell & Others Say

April 21, 2021

Former state Senator J.P. Morrell said today that Senate Bill 226, if approved as written, could likely end up in court because it would force Orleans and four other parishes to pay for the costs associated with an agreement that was negotiated between state and federal government. Morrell previously chaired the state Senate’s powerful Revenue […]

Louisiana Advanced Record-Breaking Number of Coastal Restoration Projects in 2020 Despite Challenges

December 15, 2020

In spite of this year’s many challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and seven storms impacting the state, coastal restoration remained a priority for Louisiana in 2020. According to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Louisiana advanced 112 coastal projects this year, including 49 projects in construction. “In a year of unprecedented challenges, our […]

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