Saints license plates hit legislative roadblock - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Saints license plates hit legislative roadblock

BATON ROUGE (AP) - A bill to create a specialized license plate to commemorate the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl championship was derailed in the Senate when a requirement was added that the money raised by sale of the plates be used to repay the state for upgrades to the Superdome.

Thirty-two senators backed Sen. Dan Claitor's amendment to the bill. Only Sen. A.G. Crowe, R-Slidell, the sponsor of the bill, was the only vote against the amendment - and then he shelved Senate Bill 506.

"This is a serious bill, and we'll talk about it some more another day," Crowe said.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Local/State NewsMore>>

  • EBRSO, DEA hosting Drug Take-Back Day on April 28

    EBRSO, DEA hosting Drug Take-Back Day on April 28

    Source: DEASource: DEA
    Source: DEASource: DEA

    EBRSO and DEA  will be hosting a Drug Take-Back Day for East Baton Rouge Parish on Saturday, April 28 to encourage residents to safely dispose of potentially dangerous expired or unused prescription drugs from their homes. 

    More >>

    EBRSO and DEA  will be hosting a Drug Take-Back Day for East Baton Rouge Parish on Saturday, April 28 to encourage residents to safely dispose of potentially dangerous expired or unused prescription drugs from their homes. 

    More >>
  • Vacant house on Wenonah St. catches fire

    Vacant house on Wenonah St. catches fire

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:16:51 GMT

    Crews were called out to a fire at a vacant house Monday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Wenonah Street near Chippewa Street in Baton Rouge just before 8 a.m.

    More >>

    Crews were called out to a fire at a vacant house Monday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Wenonah Street near Chippewa Street in Baton Rouge just before 8 a.m.

    More >>
  • Company selects St. James Parish for $9B chemical complex

    Company selects St. James Parish for $9B chemical complex

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:58:52 GMT
    Sunshine Bridge (Source: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)Sunshine Bridge (Source: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)

    A company has selected St. James Parish for a $9.4 billion chemical complex, officials announced Monday. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. said the company has purchased a 2,400-acre site just downriver from the Sunshine Bridge.

    More >>

    A company has selected St. James Parish for a $9.4 billion chemical complex, officials announced Monday. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Formosa Petrochemical Corp. said the company has purchased a 2,400-acre site just downriver from the Sunshine Bridge.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly