Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:49 PM EST2013-12-05 03:49:20 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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The following was submitted by Congressman Jeff Landry:
Name, party affiliation: Congressman Jeff Landry, Republican, New Iberia
Educational background and experience: Bachelor of Science, University of Southwestern Louisiana. Juris Doctor of Law, Loyola University. Veteran, Louisiana Army National Guard. Sheriff's Deputy, St. Martin Parish. Small Business Owner, oil and gas industry. Outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman.
America is burdened with record deficits and debt. Our families are choosing between filling up their cars and putting food on their tables. Our job creators are shackled by onerous regulations and threats of tax increases. And Washington politicians are using our veterans and seniors as political pawns to support their reckless spending.
Enough is enough; we must end Washington's stranglehold on our economy and remove career politicians that have done nothing to solve our problems. We must return to the conservative principles and values that made our country the greatest on Earth.
As a former oil and gas small business owner – I have created jobs, balanced budgets, and paid for health insurance. As a veteran, I know the sacrifices our military heroes and their families make when duty calls. And as a conservative elected to Congress in 2010, I have fought tirelessly to change the way Washington operates.
I declined my Congressional healthcare and retirement benefits, and I am working on ending Congressional pensions entirely. Congress works for the American people; they are not above us.
When the President ignored our calls to put the Gulf back to work, I held a "Drilling=Jobs" sign during his jobs speech. When other Congressmen marched to the White House to have Obama lecture them on government spending, I refused. And when Washington brought up a bill that loaded trillions more of debt onto the backs of our grandchildren and bucked their duties to the disastrous Super Committee, I voted no.
In order to help create jobs, improve wages, and grow the economy – we must reduce government red tape, lower taxes, and fully utilize America's natural resources. In order to improve healthcare – we must repeal Obamacare, strengthen the doctor-patient relationship, and give Americans the ability to purchase insurance across state lines. And in order to improve education – we must ensure educational decisions are made by parents not bureaucrats, and we must reward the success of students and teachers.
If re-elected, I will continue to put people over politics. I will continue to work with Republicans and Democrats alike, but I will never compromise my conservative principles. And I will continue to fight to reduce our debt, end wasteful spending and create jobs.
I will not back down when it comes to our energy, agriculture or maritime jobs. I will never vote myself a pay raise or cower to career politicians who care more about their next election than our next generation. And I will not stop until our veterans receive the benefits they earned and our seniors receive the respect they deserve!
If you believe "We the People" still control America, I kindly ask for your prayers, support and vote. Together, we can defeat the Washington special interests and take our country back.