In The News
by Mark Schleifstein at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
By Hayride Publisher, Scott Mckay
Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal recently purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands in the McHugh Swamp to offset the ecological impact of the construction.
While the deal represents a step forward, the canal, which has been discussed since the 1980s, is still years away.
My job is to represent you, and that works best when you and I are interacting. That’s why I prioritize open communication. For example, folks in Ascension Parish had the opportunity to attend a Town Hall in Prairieville this week. We filmed a “postgame interview” so those of you who couldn’t make it can still be a part of the action.
BATON ROUGE – U.S. Rep. Garret Graves suggested how the Comite River Diversion Canal project could more quickly come to fruition.
“Take it away from the Army Corp of Engineers (COE),” the 6th Congressional District said in an address Monday at the weekly luncheon of the Baton Rouge Press Club.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, from Louisiana’s 6th congressional district, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Zachary’s April 7 meeting.
He was invited to speak by Rotarian Sharon Phillips.
The president recently criticized companies that choose to leave the US for lower taxes, effectively calling them bad corporate citizens.
With ridership on the Capital Area Transit System’s rebranded Red Stick Trolley—formerly the Garden District Trolley—continuing to dwindle, Congressman Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, is calling for the agency to do away with the route and reevaluate just about every aspect of its operations.
Congressman Garret Graves argued there needs to be more solid communication among traffic engineers and state lawmakers about planning construction projects in I-10 through Baton Rouge.