State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks at Monday’s St. Mary Industrial Group meeting. (Photo by The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Senator: Energy industry under siege

Lawsuits against Louisiana oil and gas companies threaten the livelihood of the industry, and area leaders should do everything they can to fight the litigation, State Sen. Bret Allain said.
Allain , R-Franklin, was the guest speaker Dec. 5 at the St. Mary Industrial Group’s monthly meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
The oil and gas industry “is under siege by the trial lawyers,” Allain said.

Citizens policy count declining

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is announcing the tenth successful round of depopulation for the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens).
During the depopulation process Citizens opens up its book of business and transfers policies to the private market. This results in lower premiums for policyholders and reduces the potential need for future assessments charged to all property insurance consumers across the state.

La. residents reminded to get annual flu vaccine

The Louisiana Department of Health reminds state residents to get their annual flu shot if they have not done so already. An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone older than six months who does not have a complicating condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Flu activity has been low so far this year in Louisiana, but it usually increases and peaks between December and February, according to the CDC. Because the flu shot takes two weeks to offer full protection, now is the perfect time to get your shot before flu activity increases.

Acadia School Board committee hears reports on transportation, scores

In a much more laid back meeting, the Acadia Parish School Board’s Personnel, Insurance and Curriculum Committee heard reports regarding student transportation, school and district scores and Child Nutrition on Nov. 28.
The meeting’s agenda started with possibly the best news it could have with a report from Dianna Guidry, supervisor of testing and evaluation for the parish.
“Just before Thanksgiving, we were extremely thankful because the state department released the district and school performance scores,” she said.


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