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Congressman discusses flood insurance, coastal issues

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By Andrea Mujica and Keith Magill The Courier and Daily Comet

Congressman Garret Graves expressed concern Tuesday about a House-passed flood-insurance reform proposal he says could result in unaffordable cost increases for Louisiana homeowners.

It was among a range of issues Graves, R-Baton Rouge, covered during a speech to business and political officials at the Cypress Columns meeting hall in Gray. The luncheon was sponsored by the Houma-Terrebonne, Lafourche and Thibodaux chambers of commerce.

Graves, whose district includes northern Terrebonne and Lafourche, expressed optimism that the Senate will make […]

Terrebonne Chamber to hold January 24 banquet

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Tickets are on sale for the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet and awards ceremony.

It’s scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.

At the banquet, the chamber will recognize its outgoing and incoming officers, give out several awards and recognize Terrebonne’s Teenager of the Year and the recipient of HTV’s Eugene Folse Outstanding Veteran award.

The Courier’s Terrebonne’s Most Useful Citizen for 2017 will also be named.

The keynote speaker will be Phil Roop, a Christian minister and motivational speaker […]

Local lawmakers discuss 2017 sessions

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By Dan Boudreaux Staff Writer

State Sens. Bret Allain and Norby Chabert and state Reps. Beryl Amedee and Jerome Zeringue spoke Tuesday at the Houma Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce luncheon about what they accomplished for the region during this spring’s fiscal and special sessions.

Some of the key points the lawmakers mentioned were fully paying for TOPS, passing criminal justice reform and approving coastal protection and restoration projects. Amedee spoke about reforms needed to education and other key parts of the state’s budget. She also announced that 20 projects have been […]

LABI president outlines key legislative issues

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By Jordon Legendre / Staff Writer

Fiscal and criminal justice issues, legal reform and infrastructure are four key areas local businesses should keep an eye on during the upcoming legislative session, the leader of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry said today.

LABI President and CEO Stephen Waguespack spoke to local business leaders as part of his group’s Legislative Outlook Tour during the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce meeting in Houma. Waguespack’s remarks came a day after Gov. John Bel Edwards released his tax plan to be considered during the legislative […]