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Key Bills Used to Rate Legislators’ Voting

FAIRNESS IN SPORTS  SB44 by Sen. Mizell FOR Fairness in Womens Sports Act – Prohibits males from competing in female sports.   RIGHT TO LIFE  SB342 by Sen. Jackson FOR  Protect Babies if Supreme Court Returns Authority to States to Regulate or Prohibit Abortion   SB104 by Sen. Mizell FOR  Telephone access in outpatient abortion […]

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Ex-Police Chief James Salsbury to Seek Old Job

 Local businessman and former Central Police Chief James Salsbury has announced his candidacy for the office of Central Police Chief in citywide elections scheduled for Nov. 8, 2022.  Chief Salsbury served from 2014 to 2018.  He lost to current chief Roger Corcoran in 2018.  Salsbury said that at the urging of many residents of Central, […]

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Key Bills Face Legislature

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL — Health freedom is likely to be one of the key issues facing the 2022 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, which began this week.   Conservative lawmakers have authored a number of bills to rein in the power of the governor when he declares an […]

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Justices Question Gov. Edwards’ Decrees

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL — Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in Central finally had his day in court Tuesday, March 22, two years after he was arrested on charges of holding worship services in violation of the orders of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. The Louisiana Supreme Court spent […]

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New Districts for Central

By Woody Jenkins • Editor, Central City News — The Louisiana Legislature has given final approval to bills reapportioning the Louisiana Senate and a separate bill reapportioning the Louisiana House of Representatives. The bills won with the support of every Republican in both bodies. Bills also passed to reapportion Louisiana’s six Congressional districts, Louisiana Supreme […]

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Will Murder, Cover Up Bring Down JBE?

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL — If Gov. John Bel Edwards is impeached as some legislators want to do, his handling of the Ronald Greene case will certainly play a large role. The case involves the murder of a motorist and a coverup directly caused by the governor. Greene failed to […]

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Louis Gurvich Reelected GOP Chair

New Orleans businessman Louis Gurvich has been re-elected State Republican chairman by the Republican State Central Committee meeting at the Capitol Hilton in downtown Baton Rouge.  Gurvich, a conservative, defeated Mike Bayham of St. Bernard Parish in an unexpectedly close 101-90 vote.  Gurvich, who was first elected in 2018, was elected to a two-year term.

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Special Election For School Board Set for Saturday

Voters throughout Louisiana will go to the polls this Saturday, Nov. 13 to vote on four proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution. Here in Central, voters in School Board District 4 will also choose a replacement for long-time board member Will Easley who resigned in January.  Mr. Easley’s primary issue over the years was making […]

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How JBE’s Vetoes of Key Conservative Bills Threaten Free Elections, Individual Liberty

The differences between Louisiana’s liberal Democratic governor and the conservative Republican legislature were on full display Tuesday when three Republican lawmakers examinedGov. John Bel Edwards’ vetoes at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon. Most of the vetoes concerned attacks on individual rights by Edwards since Covid and needed reform of Louisiana’s election law. The major bills […]

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State GOP to Focus on School Boards

The Republican Party of Louisiana will focus its efforts in 2022 on electing new school board members across the state, according to State GOP chairman Louis Gurvich. The party plans to field at least 200 candidates in more than 700 school board races.  The focus will be replacing members, regardless of party, who support mandatory […]

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