Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 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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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -
The Governor's Office estimates the Affordable Health Care Act will cost the state of Georgia $4.5 billion over the next decade and will continue skyrocketing.
Gwinnett County officials estimate the plan will cost them approximately $2.2 million to administer next year. DeKalb County estimates its price tag at $800,000.
"If you're happy with your current insurance, keep it," said tax expert and small business owner Buffie Purselle. "If you don't have insurance this is a great opportunity for you to be able to find out if you can afford insurance beginning Jan. 1, 2014."
Purselle said a business owner with fewer than 50 employees is not required to offer health insurance. However, if they do so, significant tax credits are available.
Purselle said that she has been unable to offer some of her workers health insurance because they have pre-existing conditions and cannot get coverage.
"If I can budget for it, I will go," said Lisette Ramos, Purselle's office manager. "But if I can't budget for it or if finances are not right and I can't afford to go, then I won't go."
Many said they would look into the health care plans the government is offering.
"I find health insurance is very strange," said Gracey Hitchcock, who is self-employed. "We are the only developed country, the major developed power, that doesn't have health coverage for everybody."
Applications for health care will be accepted beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. Under the law, those not currently insured must get health care coverage by March, 2014.
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