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  1. Elected Officials - Louisiana

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  2. Government of Louisiana | USAGov

    State Government Official Name: Louisiana. Governor: John Bel Edwards . Main Address: 900 North 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA, 70802. Phone Number: 1-225-342-4404. Toll Free: 1-800-256-2397. State Agencies. Attorney General; Consumer Protection Offices; Corrections Department; Education Department; Emergency Management Agency; Election Office

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  4. Louisiana Checkbook is the state government's transparency and accountability portal. The one-stop website allows searching by spending type, agency and financial year, and provides interactive charts and graphs, downloadable data and the ability to compare across multiple categories.

  5. State and Local Government in Louisiana: An Overview

    State government in Louisiana is comprised of three coor dinate and coequal branch es, namely the exec utive, legislative , and judic ial branc hes. The constitut ion and la ws of the s tate distribute the powers of state government among the three branches. As a general principle, no branch

  6. Agency Directory - The official website of Louisiana

    Contact: 5825 Florida Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70806 225.922.1234 866.927.2476 About the Agency. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry's mission is to promote and protect agriculture, forestry and soil and water resources in the state.

  7. Parishes in Louisiana - Ballotpedia

    Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes, in the same way that 48 of the other states of the U.S. are divided into counties (Alaska is divided into boroughs and census areas). Types of local government. Local government in Louisiana consists of: Parishes: Parishes are Louisiana's equivalent to counties in most states.

  8. Local Governments | USAGov

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  9. Government | Lafourche Parish, LA
    • Overview
    • Duties and Powers of The Parish Council
    • Duties and Powers of The Parish President
    • Parish Departments
    • Departments Established by The Home Rule Charter

    Lafourche Parish operates under a Home Rule Charter, which provides for separate legislative and executive branches independent of each other. Legislative matters are handled by an elected nine-member Council, while the elected Parish Presidentserves as administrator. The Home Rule Charter was an option offered local governments when the State of Louisiana adopted its new constitution in 1974. It was included in the State Constitution at the insistence of local officials who felt the need to strengthen local governments throughout the state. Prior to this, the Parish operated under the Policy Jury System. Under this system jurors were elected from Wards or Districts. They operated as both Legislators and Administrators, handling day-to-day operations of the Parish. The system was restrictive since Parish Government could exercise only that authority specifically given them by the State Legislature. The Home Rule Charter of Lafourche Parish allows much more flexibility. The Council i...

    As outlined in the Home Rule Charter, the Parish Council is vested with and exercises all legislative power in the Parish of Lafourche. In addition to having complete legislative authority, the Parish Council may: 1. Levy and collect taxes, special assessments, service charges, license charges, fees and other revenues, and borrow money in such a manner and subject to such limitations as may be provided by law. 2. Make appropriations for all parish purposes. 3. Require periodic and special reports from all parish officers concerning the affairs of their respective departments, offices, agencies or special districts, which reports shall be submitted by and through the Parish President in the case of departments, offices, agencies and special districts subject to his jurisdiction. 4. Make investigation of parish affairs and make inquiries into the conduct of any department, office, agency or special district of the parish, including the investigation of the accounts, records and transa...

    In accordance with the Charter, the Parish President is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the Parish Council and for the administration, direction and supervision of all parish departments, offices, agencies and special districts, the heads of which are appointed by him or her. The Parish President must see that all laws, provisions of the Charter and acts of the Council subject to enforcement by him or her or offices subject to his direction or supervision are faithfully executed. In addition to handling the daily affairs of the Parish, the Charter mandates that the Parish President: 1. Prepare and submit an annual operating budget and capital outlay program to the Council and shall be responsible for executing the budget and capital program after adoption by the Council. 2. He shall submit to the Council and make available to the public monthly reports on the finances and administrative activities of the parish. No later than three months following the close of...

    The Charter allows that the Parish Council may, by ordinance, establish other parish departments, offices or agencies. Each parish department, office or agency is administered by an officer appointed by and subject to the direction and supervision of the Parish President. These department heads may be suspended or removed by written order of the President. Except as specifically provided by this Charter, neither the Council nor any of its members shall in any manner dictate the appointment or removal of any parish administrative officer or employee whom the Parish President or any of his/her subordinates are empowered to appoint, but the Council may discuss with the President anything pertaining to the appointment and removal of such officers and employees. Except for the purpose of inquiry and investigation, the Council and its members shall deal with parish officers and employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the Parish President solely through the President...

    Department of Finance

    The head of the Department of Finance shall be the Director of Finance. The Director of Finance shall direct and be responsible for maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the Parish; preparation and monitoring of the Parish budgets; coordinating and reviewing the annual audit; and supervising the daily administrative functions of the Department of Finance.

    Department of Public Works

    The head of the Department of Public Works shall be the Director of Public Works. The Director of Public Works shall direct and be responsible for the field operations of all employees in the department, and the maintenance and operation of all road and drainage infrastructure and equipment.

    Department of Civil Service

    The Parish shall have a Civil Service System, (hereinafter referred to as Civil Service). It shall be the policy of the Parish to employ those persons best qualified to exercise the powers, functions and duties of the Parish and to foster effective career service in Parish employment. Except as provided hereunder, all employments, appointments and promotions in the service of the Parish and each of its departments shall be made on the basis of merit and fitness that shall be determined, insof...

  10. Local government in the United States - Wikipedia

    Local government in the United States refers to governmental jurisdictions below the level of the state. Most states and territories have at least two tiers of local government: counties and municipalities. In some states, counties are divided into townships.

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