A Koch brother’s backed conservative advocacy group will begin airing anti-gas tax ads on social media and at gas station video screens across the state this weekend ahead of next year’s legislative session that may include a push to raise the tax to pay for road projects. Americans for Prosperity State Director John Kay says gas taxes hurt everyday Louisianans most.
Last year infrastructure advocates attempted to pass a 17 cent gas tax that would have raised half a billion dollars a year.
The Saints win streak ends in disapointing fashion in prime time against the Cowboys in a 13-10 loss. It’s the second Texas based game in a row to feature iffy calls against Louisiana teams, including a targeting call in the 4th, but Coach Sean Peyton isn’t sweating it.
A federal judge has ordered $34.8 million in restitution from the owner of Explo Systems, a military contractor hired to demilitarize artillery charges at Camp Minden in Webster Parish, in a case stemming from a huge munitions blast in 2012 due to illegal dumping of the materials. US Attorney David Joseph says the state has already been reimbursed for the cost it incurred from the case, so the restitution would be going toward the military.
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says you should check out the Nachitoches Chrismas Festival, which is in its 92nd year in 2018, as the one of the state’s staple Christmas celebrations, and a great family friendly experience.
Other events this weekend include Christmas in the Park in Bogalusa, Winter Fete in Alexandria, there’s a Christmas Parade in Jeanerette on Sunday and there’s the always popular Celebration in the Oaks in New Orleans.