LOUISIANA ELECTIONS

Lafayette public health, mosquito control tax passes in low turnout election

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Adoption Coordinator Katina Richard, right, shows Justin Levy, left, and Reyonnie Jackson, center, the selection of large dogs up for adoption at the Lafayette Animal Shelter on Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014.

Lafayette Parish voters on Saturday approved a measure to allow some of the tax money now collected for public health and mosquito control to also be used for the animal shelter and animal control services. With all precincts reporting, 2,978 voters, or 64 percent, supported the measure, while 1,676, or 36 percent, opposed it. The… Continue reading →

View All Latest News

Opinion

Our Views: Small move on reform

This week brought another report underscoring the fecklessness of Louisiana’s generous subsidies for the motion picture industry. LSU economist Loren Scott weighed in with a report saying that… Continue reading →

Video

Sports

Entertainment

EatPlayLive

Food & Dining

Photos

Columnists

Business

Today’s Front Page

Front page image for this publication Subscribe to the eEdition

Spotlight

  • Vacation & Travel

    Everything you need to plan your next vacation!

  • All Around The House

    An advertising special section

  • Summer Camps

    Get a good look at all the great summer camp opportunities available!

  • Support Local

    An advertising special section focusing on goods and services of local businesses

  • Enter your favorite BREC Zoo Photo to WIN!

    Submit your favorite photo for a chance to WIN!

  • In Toon With Walt

    Check out our latest cartoon caption contest winner.

  • Enter your Favorite Photo and WIN $100 gift card!

    Submit your favorite photo for a chance to WIN a $100 gift card!

  • Enter to Win a Free Hearing Aid!

    Click here to see our Winner!

  • New Car Preview

    A special advertising section

  • Higher Education Guide

    A guide to schools, colleges and universities for parents and students