State House candidates face off

District 51 state representative candidates, from left, Beryl Amedee, Joe Harrison and Howard Castay squared off Tuesday in a debate at the Patterson Area Civic Center. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce hosted the debate.

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Fixing the state’s budget while providing for education and health care needs were among the major issues candidates addressed at Tuesday’s District 51 State Representative debate.

U.S. 90 upgrade focuses on Lafayette's connector

Sherri Lebas, secretary of the state Department of Transportation and Development, speaks Tuesday at the I-49 Connector launch event in Lafayette. Behind her are Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel, left, and state Rep. Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE — Sixty-five miles up U.S. 90, transportation planners are trying once more to make the Interstate 49 Connector work. The Tri-City area has a stake in the outcome.


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