Congress has approved four years after okaying the funding for a $760 million hurricane protection levee to protect the east bank of St. John the Baptist Parish and parts of neighboring St. Charles and St. James parishes from storm surges that could be caused by the so-called 100-year storm or a hurricane with a one percent chance of coming up any year. […]
With school systems facing the prospect of potentially significant budget cuts on both the state and federal levels, St. Charles Parish Public Schools Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker says the School Board continues to “prepare for the worst and hope for the best.” […]
On the Nov. 8 ballot in Louisiana there will be 63 different candidates running in seven federal races for the U.S House and Senate, meaning voters will have plenty of names to choose from — possibly more than any other time in recent history. […]
The Internal Revenue Service is warning senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging federal tax refund scam tempting victims to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. Bogus refund claims have been identified from Louisiana and at least five other states, including California, Georgia, Michigan, Alabama and Indiana.
When the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into action in 2001, the federal government agreed to fund the program fully. That promise has not been kept according to St. Charles Parish School Board Vice President Sonny Savoie. […]