Vote

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On Monday, Acadian Ambulance was selected by the Ouachita Council On Governments to provide service for Ouachita Parish. The 6-0 vote in favor of Acadian Ambulance will mean a change of providers on Jan. 1 , 2019. 

After losing the vote, AMR issued the following statement:

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Legislation to give voters an opportunity in November to decide if fantasy sports gambling should be legal in their parish is one step away from final passage. A Senate committee approved River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot’s proposal.

 

Talbot says, "If you're in the parish that legalizes sports betting, you can log on with your phone and make a draft or decide which teams or players to play. If you're in a parish where they voted it out, you're not going to be able to log onto the site."

 

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A House floor vote is scheduled today on a proposal to raise the cost of a basic resident hunting and fishing license by a few dollars. Wildlife and Fisheries officials say the increase is needed to offset a 65-million dollar loss in state funding since 2009. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the proposal is having a difficult time passing, because it needs 70 votes from the 105-member House.

 

Pinosnat says, "The problem is getting two-thirds of the legislative to vote for something." 

 

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The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce / KEDM Public Radio "Meet The Candidates" forum was held Thursday night at the West Monroe High School Edgewood Facility. The event was attended by all four candidates for mayor and 6 aldermen hopefuls. 

The election will be held on March 24. 

West Monroe Mayoral Candidates

Tremaine Donte Gordon 
Dave Norris (D)*
Staci Albritton Mitchell (R)
Jennifer Schmeer 
*     Incumbent candidate