Simone Champagne http://wwno.org en Lawmaker Wants Term Limits for Statewide Officials http://wwno.org/post/lawmaker-wants-term-limits-statewide-officials <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An Iberia Parish lawmaker again is seeking to put term limits on all statewide elected officials, after voters overwhelmingly supported such limits for school boards.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:23:28 +0000 The Associated Press 31098 at http://wwno.org Lawmakers Dedicate Oil Spill Fines to Louisiana Coast http://wwno.org/post/lawmakers-dedicate-oil-spill-fines-louisiana-coast <p>BATON ROUGE &mdash; Fine and penalty money the state receives because of the Gulf Coast oil spill will be earmarked to <font color="red">Louisiana&#39;s</font> coastal protection fund, under a bill that received final legislative passage.</p><p>The measure by Jeanerette Rep. Simone Champagne deals with money that could be received by the state for violations of federal pollution standards, a figure that could total billions of dollars. The coastal protection fund, where the money would be placed, is used for coastal restoration projects and hurricane protection efforts.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:51:42 +0000 The Associated Press 12994 at http://wwno.org