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New food stamp work requirements will impact about 31,000 in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — As many as 31,000 of Louisiana’s food stamp recipients could lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule starting April 1 that enacts stricter work requirements on childless adults, according to estimates released today by the state social services agency.
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services will be contacting the affected people who get food aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, with information about how they can keep getting assistance.

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Two arrested in Vermilion Parish by Task Force; agents find toddler in home

According to Drew David, the Public Information Officer and Narcotics Task Force Commander for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department, the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

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Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is joined by Crawfish Festival queens and Miss UL, and Barry Toups to celebrate the crawfish season in Louisiana during the 4th Annual Pardoning of Crawfish in Lafayette.

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Emile the Crawfish arrives at Palmetto Island State Park outside Abbeville, where Park Manager Marcelle Guidry releases him to live out the rest of his days.

Lt. Governor pardons Kaplan crawfish, releases it at Palmetto

LAFAYETTE – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, along with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, granted an official pardon to Emile the Crawfish during the 4th Annual Pardoning of the Crawfish event.

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Gueydan leader Anita Dupuis joins Economic Development Board

Vermilion Parish is ripe for investment and the board of Vermilion Economic Development Alliance is excited about the work they’re doing in all areas of the parish. To help provide vision and direction for the staff and programming is the organization’s 15-member board representing Vermilion Parish cities, towns, and government organizations as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

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