EJBA Government Notes June 2017

 

  • TIME Magazine Ranks New Orleans No. 5 City for Millennial In-Migration
  • Annual Uncle Sam Jam will be held July 3rd at Lafreniere Park
  • Lafreniere Park Splash Pad is open for only $5 for 90 minutes
  • Delgado Community College has partnered with NOLA Motorsports for vehicle technology training
  • Louisiana Crawfish Ponds are threatened by a deadly virus that usually affects shrimp. It is not a concern for human consumption, but lack of crawfish production
  • East Jefferson General Hospital has named their new CEO, Gerald Parton, to replace Dr. Mark Peters after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • Louis Armstrong International Airport has named the new Director, Kevin Dolliole.
  • Ride-Hailing Services like Uber and Lyft will not be state regulated, but will continue under parochial control with no mainstream regulations on pricing.
  • 2017 Regular Fiscal Session:
  • The Legislature has gone into a Special Session to end June 19th to discuss Operating Budget, Capital OutlayPa and Construction Finance. No tax reform will be discussed at this time to address the $1.3 Billion deficit to expire in 2018.
  • TOPS, will be fully funded for now
  • Tax Free Shopping will continue
  • Film Industry Tax Incentives will continue with $180 million dollar cap to expire in 2025.
  • Gas Tax for Roads, Bridges, and all Infrastructure did not pass
  • Pain pill prescription reforms did pass
  • Criminal Justice reform passed with consensus from all sides