Patterson Financial Consultant Pam Washington speaks during Tuesday's special city council meeting. She and City Accountant Reginald Weary proposed recommendations, which the council approved, to deal with declining revenues in the city. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Patterson council OKs plan to scrutinize purchases

The city council voted Tuesday to immediately implement procedures to rein in operating costs for the less than three months left in Patterson’s fiscal year, and then plans to lay off nine workers

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Lafayette, speaks Monday during a visit to the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency Operations Center. Higgins says his No. 1 priority in Congress is to ensure south Louisiana’s ports get proper funds to dredge waterways and promote economic growth. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Higgins says dredging is top priority during port visit

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins’ No. 1 priority in Congress is to ensure south Louisiana’s ports get the dredging funds they were promised and can be economic engines for the region, he said Monday.



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