Alexandria airport receiving $17.9 million grant The money comes as part of the airport's involvement in the Airport Improvement Program's Military Airport Program. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: 2017 Central Louisiana Reagan Rally held by the Rapides Republican Parish Executive Committee Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at Country Inn & Suites in Pineville.
Edwards started his day in Alexandria, where he toured the state's mega shelter with his wife Donna. It was the governor's second time visiting the shelter since Thursday, and he said he wanted to make sure everyone was being taken care of.
Louisiana lawmakers officially began a special session dedicated to closing a $304 million midyear budget shortfall late monday, with Gov. John Bel Edwards pitching his plan and challenging Republicans who have opposed his agenda to come up with a better one. Edwards proposes using $119 million of the state's Rainy Day Fund, cutting $60 million from the state budget and using "budget adjustments" to close the rest of the gap.