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Local legislators say stability is in state’s future

Via Houma Today

By Julia Arenstam Staff Writer

Several state legislators from the Houma-Thibodaux area say the state’s future looks more stable with the extension of a temporary sales tax.

Reps. Beryl Amedee, Tanner Magee and Jerome Zeringue, all R-Houma, and Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, spoke to the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce Tuesday following the closure of the special session of the state Legislature on Sunday.

During the third special session of the year, lawmakers agreed to keep 0.45 percent of a 1 percent sales tax that was added in […]

STATE TREASURER gave presentation to TERREBONNE CHAMBER

Via The Times of Houma-Thibodaux

By COLIN CAMPO The Times of Houma-Thibodaux

The Louisiana State Treasurer held a presentation warning of dire straits ahead, if Louisiana doesn’t curb its spending.

John Schroeder, Louisiana State Treasurer, told his audience at the Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce’s general membership luncheon that while the state’s budget was growing at 6 percent, individual income within the state was only growing at 1 percent.

“If we don’t put our politics aside and tell you what you need to know, not what you want to know,” Schroder […]

Congressman discusses flood insurance, coastal issues

Via Houma Today

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 […]

Local lawmaker seeks flood insurance reform

Via Houma Today

By Julia Arenstam Staff Writer

The National Flood Insurance Program is in jeopardy.

That’s what state Rep. Jerome Zeringue, R-Houma, said today during a Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.

As the executive director of the new Louisiana Flood Risk Coalition, Zeringue spoke to chamber members about the problems facing the program and how the coalition plans to address them.

One of the first objectives is to increase participation, he said.

Although purchasing flood insurance through NFIP has been mandatory for those with federally-backed loans since 1973, the Federal Emergency […]

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