Tuesday Apr 8
Arbitration set for May in Livingston case against FEMA
Livingston Parish officials have a date with a three-judge panel that will hear the parish's arbitration case against FEMA for $59 million in unpaid cleanup costs from Hurricane Gustav.
Taylor will have official kickoff Monday
Congressman Gene Taylor watches as the shrimp boat Garrett's Dream is removed from the Pass Christian Harbor on Thursday.
Palazzo questions FEMA chief about South Mississippi fishing piers
Congressman Steven Palazzo, R-4, vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, on Tuesday at a hearing pressed FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on disaster recovery funding for several South Mississippi structures damaged by Hurricane Isaac in 2012, according to a release from his office.
Lawmakers slam Jindal budget plan for La. prisons
Members of the House Appropriations Committee said Monday they don't like Jindal's plan to use $6 million in hurricane recovery money from FEMA to pay for retirement benefits.
Legislators criticize prison budget
The Jindal administration's plans to cover increased retirement costs in the state prison budget with leftover hurricane money outraged legislators Monday.
Contractor wants DA recused from Livingston fraud case
Former Livingston Parish contractor Corey Delahoussaye says the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office should be recused from prosecuting a public records fraud and theft case against him because it previously provided him with legal advice on a related matter.