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Fiscal initiatives may be on tap again for 2019 session

State lawmakers won’t return to Baton Rouge for another regular session until April 8, 2019, but many are already working on their policy agendas, which include ideas new and old.
You’ve probably heard about the prospects for a teacher pay raise bill next year. Gov. John Bel Edwards is backing the proposal — and like lawmakers, he faces re-election that fall.
There have also been rumblings concerning a revised gas tax proposal and there’s always the possibility that another budget battle will boils down to principles rather than pennies.

Hannah Gumbo applies a coat of paint to the side of a building on Walnut Street that will eventually become a mural funded through a $5,000 grant from the Acadiana Center for Arts ArtSpark program and Lafayette Economic Development Authority. Gumbo, which is the artist’s working name, was assisted by Terry Meyers, shown on the scaffolding in the background. Gumbo said color should start appearing on the wall this week. She plans to complete the mural by the end of the month. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Downtown mural

Hannah Gumbo applies a coat of paint to the side of a building on Walnut Street that will eventually become a mural funded through a $5,000 grant from the Acadiana Center for Arts ArtSpark program and Lafayette Economic Development Authority. Gumbo, which is the artist’s working name, was assisted by Terry Meyers, shown on the scaffolding in the background. Gumbo said color should start appearing on the wall this week. She plans to complete the mural by the end of the month. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
Acadia General Hospital CEO Joe Mitchell and Crowley Councilman Elliot Doré cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the new Emergency Department at the hospital Saturday morning. Hospital and Lafayette General Health Foundation members invited invited to take part included David Callecod, president of Lafayette General Health System; David Wilson, Nancy Broadhurst, executive director of Lafayette General Foundation; Dan Packer, Glenn Dailey, Kim Hebert, Alison Mouton, Caroline Marceaux, Dr. Cason delaHoussaye, Steve Stefanski, B.I. Moody III and Randy Haynie.

Ribbon cut for new Emergency Department at AGH

Staff members were joined by more than 100 local and area officials, dignitaries and well-wishers Friday morning for ceremonies marking the opening of the new Emergency Department at Acadia General Hospital.
Construction of the new $4 million facility began in December, 2017, and it more than doubles the size of the hospital’s former E.R.

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