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  1. As clock ticks on legislative session, lawmakers reach budget dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... be vetted in the coming days. The special session must end by midnight June 23. Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, and House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, each said the special session will give lawmakers a chance to come up with more ...

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  2. Lawmakers prepare for another session to raise revenuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... more funds would be found. They weren't." Senators under the leadership of their president, Sen. John Alario, R-Westwego, have shown that they are more willing to accept the governor's tax measures. Edwards has issued a call with 48 separate tax ...

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  3. As clock ticks on legislative session, lawmakers appear to reach budget dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | The Advocate

    Louisiana legislators appear to have reached a deal on the nearly $26 billion spending plan for the state budget that begins July 1. Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, told reporters at about 5 p.m. Sunday that he's hoping to have the budget passed this evening, but it won't include money from House Speaker Taylor Barras' proposal to pull $74 million from other funds to put toward hospitals and the popular Taylor Opportunity Program for Students. The final budget approved during the regular session is likely to change during a special session that begins 30 minutes after the regular session ends Monday.

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  4. 20160604 7-9am The Outdoor ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Today's show highlights a few of the attractions you'll find at the Sportsmens Festival and Show at the Alario Center in Westwego on the weekend of June 10 thru 12

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  5. Senate agrees to $26B budget with cuts to TOPS, hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... won't necessarily be the final word on the state's spending plans for next year. Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, said the budget is "woefully short of what we need" for critical services. "There are lots of things that are not funded that ...

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  6. Increasing taxes could be a tough sell during La. second special sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... of us so that we stabilize the state of Louisiana," the governor said. On the Senate side, President John Alario, R-Westwego, expressed some confidence that certain measures could get through. Like the governor, Alario said a plan taxing health ...

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  7. Musicians from Westwego to be inducted into the West Bank Musicians Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    ... Travis Thibodaux, and Lupe Valdiviez, Sr. A ceremony and dance honoring the 2015 inductees will be held at the Westwego Civic Association building. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and the doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Admission is $10 and there ...

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  8. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... steps should a threat occur," the heavily redacted State Police Report said. Senate President John A. Alario Jr., R-Westwego, requested the probe to find out why the Senate staff wasn't notified about closing down the State Capitol. "As it turned ...

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  9. Common Core changes face public hearingsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... summaries will be sent to the leaders of the House and Senate education committees, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego and House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia. House Education Committee Chairwoman Nancy Landry, R-Lafayette, said Tuesday ...

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  10. Park-goers will soon have it made in the shadeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    Progress is underway at a state park on the west bank, that will make it more attractive and comfortable. Bayou Segnette received a donation of dozens of trees that were recently planted at the Westwego park.

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  11. La. governor faces hurdles in advancing legislative agenda with 2 weeks left in sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... the governor, said women on average make 65 cents for every dollar a man makes. Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, said that the delay is in part because of the clear political differences between the largely Republican legislature and the ...

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  12. TOPS funding could drive state discussion of taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | NOLA.com

    ... special session. "You can't write a check for money that's not appropriated," said Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, on a possible TOPS funding shortfall. The program is at least $72 million short of what is needed for everyone who was ...

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  13. Tamales 'hot' commodity at the Camellia Farmers Market in SlidellRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    ... Farmers Market in Slidell that's both grounded in good taste and tastes good too. "We stopped at a tamale stand in Westwego and brought them to my mother in law's house," Rich Guidroz said. "At the time, she wanted a new vehicle, so I told her if we ...

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  14. If Gov. John Bel Edwards calls another special session, here's his...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... System. "It can't be on what we think may happen," he said in an interview Friday. Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, said the special session might begin as soon as the regular session ends at 6 p.m. June 6 . Or the special session might ...

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  15. Service cuts versus revenue raising influences special session plansRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... System. "It can't be on what we think may happen," he said in an interview Friday. Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, said the special session might begin as soon as the regular session ends at 6 p.m. June 6 . Or the special session might ...

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  16. Political Horizons: Claitor tries to end last-minute chaosRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... scene from happening again. "Sen. Claitor and I worked closely on the resolution," Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, said Thursday. "All of us were embarrassed by the way the session ended." Claitor uses HB61 as Exhibit 1 in his effort to ...

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  17. Man accused of kidnapping woman in WestwegoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | NOLA.com

    Police arrested a man accused of abducting a woman as she was walking in Westwego . Edward Calhoun, 57, of 512 Emile St., Bridge City, was booked Wednesday with second-degree kidnapping and resisting an officer, said Lt.

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  18. Jefferson Parish to host hurricane prep day on MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | NOLA.com

    ... r in a storm. The open house for the West Bank safe room will be at Bayou Segnette pump station, 801 Louisiana St., Westwego . For the east bank, residents may tour the Suburban Canal pump station safe room at 4800 Lake Villa Drive in Metairie .

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  19. Senators hear about health care cuts proposed for next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    ... sources of revenue to instead help shore up the TOPS college tuition program. Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, worried those cuts would too heavily hit the agriculture department, transportation projects, the state police and the ...

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  20. Political Horizons: Henry budget plan shredded by lawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | The Advocate

    ... many of whom had not read the amendments, it has been criticized ever since. Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, referred to Plan Henry as "a scheme." Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards called it a "political stunt." And Dr. Rebekah Gee, whose ...

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