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DENHAM SPRINGS – Congressman Garret Graves offered advice on how the Army Corp of Engineers should address the Comite River Diversion Canal.
“The Corps should watch from the stands as the state builds it so the Corps can see how to build a project,” said Graves, who spoke Thursday at a meeting of the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club.
Tensions occasionally boiled over Thursday night as a divided crowd filled the Central Branch Library to hear Congressman Garret Graves give his take on various controversies of the new Trump administration, including the president’s recent attempt to impose a travel ban on seven Middle East countries.
President Donald Trump on Saturday approved a federal disaster declaration for Orleans and Livingston parishes following powerful tornadoes that devastated New Orleans East and Watson on Tuesday.
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Louisiana leaders are voicing frustration with the federal bureaucracy tied to $1.6 billion that Congress has set aside for the state's flood recovery, as the state's Congressional delegation pushes for more money.
Anglers who fish the Gulf of Mexico don’t much care for the way red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico are being managed. Okay, yes, that’s understating things: Most Gulf anglers would cite last year’s annual season giving them a whopping nine days to fish snapper in federal waters as an example of failed management.
GONZALES — Five parish presidents in the Baton Rouge area have reached a consensus on three priority drainage projects in the wake of the August floods, Ascension Parish government said Monday.
DENHAM SPRINGS — Inefficiency on the government level has played the biggest role in the sluggish recovery of Livingston Parish and other areas following the August flood, Congressman Garret Graves said last week.
A Houma-Thibodaux area congressman has introduced a bill that aims to curb the number of federal regulations he says are strangling small businesses in Louisiana and across the U.S.