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State treasurer addresses budget concerns

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By Julia Arenstam

Just hours before the state Legislature began a special session Tuesday, Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder addressed the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce about his concerns over the state budget.

“People have lost faith in this process,” the newly elected treasurer said, citing a recent study by LSU that found 78 percent of residents have little or no trust in government.

Schroder was elected to the statewide office in November after serving 10 years as a state representative for St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes.

“There’s one simple word government doesn […]

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic Winners

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On Monday, May 7th the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Golf Classic at Ellendale Country Club in Houma. After a full afternoon of play, the first-place winners were U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise’s team of Charles Henry, Office of Majority Whip Steve Scalise; Brian McNabb, Office of Senator Bill Cassidy; Scott Wilfong; and Donny Schmitt. Other winning golf teams include Coca-Cola United, Trapp Cadillac-Chevrolet, Inc, The Courier, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Congratulations to all the winners.
We want to thank all our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for helping to make this […]

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 […]

Local lawmaker seeks flood insurance reform

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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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