Bond Commission approves $126.6 Million for Southwest La.

The following is a news release from the Treasurer of the State of Louisiana:

BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission met May 20 and approved $126.6 million in funding for projects in southwest Louisiana, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

"These approvals will help local governments across the state continue to provide much-needed services to the public," said Treasurer Kennedy.

The Bond Commission approved:

*Loans for local governments/political subdivisions:

- Allen Parish Assessment District, $250,000 (conditional approval)
    - Allen Parish Police Jury, Sub-Road District 5-A, $29,000
    - Opelousas General Hospital Authority, $198,000 (promissory note)

*Bonds for waterworks or sewer system improvements:

    - Calcasieu Parish, Waterworks District No. 11, Wards 4 & 7, $4 million (preliminary approval)
    - Calcasieu Parish, City of Lake Charles, $20 million (preliminary approval)

*Bonds for local governments/political subdivisions:

    - St. Landry Parish, Town of Sunset, $150,000
    - St. Martin Parish, City of Breaux Bridge, $2 million
    - Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (Lafayette General Medical Center Project), $100 million
      (preliminary approval)