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  • State Police Hiring for First Time in 5 Years Play Video

    July 1, 2013 6:10 PM

    They've tightened their belts, but for the first time in five years, more funding is on the radar for State Troopers. Today is the start of the new fiscal year for the state and State Police are starting the year off on a high note. The department is getting... more »
  • Vermilion courthouse security funding at issue

    April 29, 2013 8:37 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury will try to hash out how it will pay for court-ordered security at the parish courthouse this week. Earlier this month, state District Judge Edward D. Rubin ordered parish officials - including Sheriff Michael Couvillon, police jurors and District Attorney Mike... more »
  • Local Non-Profit Fighting to Keep Doors Open Play Video

    April 19, 2013 7:01 PM

    A Lafayette non-profit is facing financial hardships and is struggling to keep its doors open. The Family Tree opened in 1979 and offers education and counseling services to families at little to no cost. The agency lost it's main source of federal funding and heavily depends on grants. ... more »
  • Special Assistant Salary Source Questioned After Funding Eliminated

    March 21, 2013 6:33 PM

    There are many questions, as to how a special assistant to the Lafayette Parish Superintendent will be paid or even if he still has a job. This after the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to eliminate funding for Thad Welch's job. By a vote of five to four, the... more »
  • Apply for PACT United Funding

    October 4, 2012 10:11 AM

    Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for PACT United funding! United Way of Acadiana invites nonprofit organizations to be part of the PACT (Plan of Action for Community Transformation) in 2013. On Monday, October 1st, nonprofit organizations in Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes can begin submitting... more »
  • Court to review Planned Parenthood funding ban

    June 7, 2012 7:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court will review a new Texas rule that prohibits Planned Parenthood groups from participating in a taxpayer-funded program providing health care and family planning services to low-income women. The state is asking the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to... more »
  • Ascension chief urges animal control funding

    May 7, 2012 9:03 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez says he believes the parish needs to look at setting up a dedicated funding mechanism to pay for parish animal control. The Advocate reports the current user fee structure, coupled with flat fees the municipalities pay for parish services, generates about... more »
  • GOHSEP secures funding for Doppler radar at ULM

    March 23, 2012 6:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says it has secured a $3 million investment in hazard mitigation grant funding for a Doppler radar system and 48KW generator for backup power that will be housed at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. GOHSEP... more »
  • Extra Funding to Help Homeless Vets in Rapides

    December 14, 2011 7:32 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Housing Authority in Boyce will receive $99,117 to issue housing vouchers to 25 more homeless military veterans and their families. The extra housing voucher funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Supporting Housing Program. The announcement of additional money... more »
  • Boustany on Agreement to Fund Government, Cut Spending

    April 9, 2011 10:30 AM

    "Avoiding a government shutdown was important for the sake of our troops and our national security, as well as our economic recovery," Boustany said. "At the same time, it was important to make fiscally responsible cuts in spending because of the massive debt. By dealing with the unfinished business left... more »
  • Splash Pad Will Soon Open at Palmetto Island State Park

    March 28, 2011 7:21 PM

    Palmetto Island State Park in Abbeville will be open through this summer.. It was originally scheduled to close at the end of June because of budget problems. Park Manager, Marcelle Guidry, said "who knew we'd be in a recession and the money just wouldn't be there to operate the park,... more »
  • Non-Profits Struggle Financially

    March 16, 2011 6:53 PM

    Non-profits in Acadiana are having a hard time making financial ends meet. Hearts of Hope Development Director, Stephen Wright, said he sees more and more people come to his office looking for help every year. He says the unfortunate thing is as the demand is growing, funds are decreasing. "Health... more »
  • School Funding Formula Short $42M

    November 15, 2010 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As if the budget news wasn't bad enough. The Jindal administration has been told the state budget underestimated the number of students attending public schools this school year, and the funding formula for school districts is short $42 million. That's money lawmakers and the governor's... more »
  • BP Funding Millions for Oil Spill Recovery

    November 1, 2010 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is announcing millions of dollars worth of commitments from BP to help the state recover from the Gulf oil spill and protect the eroding coast. The governor, at a news conference Monday, said BP has agreed to pay $48 million for Louisiana seafood... more »
  • Rant-Appeals Court Ruled Government Funding of Stem Cell Research Can Continue

    September 29, 2010 12:22 PM

    What's your opinion on the appeals court decision to allow the government to continue the funding of embryonic stem cell research? Click the RANT icon on our homepage and leave a comment. We could air it tonight at 10:00. WASHINGTON (AP) - An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government... more »
  • Federal Funding of Stem Cell Research

    September 27, 2010 12:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has told an appeals court that a judge's order halting federal funding of stem cell research would result in destruction of valuable biological materials and set back taxpayer-funded work. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals in Washington is considering whether to throw... more »
  • Legalizing Federal Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    September 13, 2010 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Arlen Specter is seeking to legalize federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and supersede conflicting court decisions that he says are slowing critical work to find cures for crippling diseases. The Pennsylvania Democrat says his legislation would codify an executive order issued by President Barack... more »
  • Federal Funding of Stem Cell Research to Proceed

    September 9, 2010 1:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court is permitting federal funding of stem cell research to proceed temporarily until the court rules on the merits of the Obama administration's position in the case. The government is asking the appeals court in Washington to strike down a preliminary order by U.S.... more »
  • Tulane University Gets Funding For Malaria Research

    July 9, 2010 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University will receive approximately $11.2 million to establish an International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research for West and Central Africa. The funding comes from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The university said in... more »
  • LA Slashing Funding From Colleges & Charity Hospitals To Balance Budget

    May 27, 2010 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House's budget panel has ended its delay of the state's budget bill, agreeing to slash funding from colleges and charity hospitals to make the numbers work without using cash that is part of a dispute with the Senate. The center of the disagreement between... more »
  • Safe & Drug Free Schools Program: Funding Cut

    May 19, 2010 6:37 PM

    Another educational program feels the blow of budget cuts. The State's "Safe and Drug Free Schools" Program will not receive federal funding for the upcoming school year. The program has been implemented in Lafayette Parish for over 30 years. Supervisor of the Lafayette Parish program, Maxine Hamilton, says parents... more »
  • Acadiana Regional Awarded Funding For Safety Upgrades

    March 12, 2010 12:37 PM

    Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03) announced today that the Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia, Louisiana, has been awarded an $85,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. This investment will help the airport conduct an assessment to determine how to reduce the hazards posed by birds and other wildlife to aircraft... more »
  • $10 Million to Lafayette Schools

    January 4, 2010 2:14 PM

    Lafayette Parish schools are getting $10 million in bonds for repairs and maintenance work over the next 3 years, starting now. They are getting much needed work done thanks to a federal stimulus program. The funding is from the Qualified School Construction Bond Program. "The stimulus money is... more »
  • Hardy Approves School Money

    December 8, 2009 4:41 PM

    State Representative Rickey Hardy was in the spotlight today after denying the Lafayette Parish School System $746,000 last month. Tuesday morning in Baton Houge, Hardy had Harsh words for Parish Director of Curriculum and Instruction Louise Chargois. While the parish has received the tobacco settlement money to keep... more »
  • LGC: Non-Profits will Receive Funding Again

    September 30, 2009 10:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Twenty-three nonprofit organizations that received funding from Lafayette Consolidated Government this year will receive funding again in the 2009-10 fiscal year that begins November 1. The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted 6 to 3 Tuesday to approve funding for all agencies for a total of $452,723. The... more »

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