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The Forecast for Healthcare in Acadiana

A panel discussion, The Forecast for Healthcare in Acadiana hosted by LWV-Lafayette, was held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6:00pm at the main branch of the Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress.

Panelists included:
  • Katie Hebert, CFO University Hospitals and Clinics
  • Brian Burton, Southwest La. Health Education Center
  • Linda Hawkins, Healthcare advocate with the League of Women Voters of Louisiana



LWV-Lafayette was host to the LWV-Louisiana state convention March 11-12, 2017. The workshop, Follow the Money, was free and open to the public.

Patrick Goldsmith, Director, House Fiscal Division, presented "State Budget Update" and Jan Moller, Director, Louisiana Budget Project, presented "Tax and Budget Reform in Louisiana: The Urgency of Now".


The evening banquet, also open to the public, featured keynote address by Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the LA Department of Transportation, "Setting the Stage for Long-term Fiscal Reform".



Powering Lafayette's Electrical Future

A new blog developed by members of the collaboration between the Acadiana group of the Sierra Club and the Lafayette League of Women Voters has gone live. The collaboration publishes short articles on locally-relevant public information broadly related to local electrical power generation planning, governance, management, usage, costs, and potential savings.


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The latest info and chatter about matters of local, state, and national matters are found in the Lafayette league's facebook pages. Like the page and be kept up to date!


Know Your Local Government Booklet and Webguide

Newly updated for 2015!! The League released the products of its two-year study of local governments. Both a booklet and webguide were produced. The booklet summarizes the core concepts and basic structures of our local governments in a convenient format. The webguide extends that with an in-depth look at many of our local units of government.

Understand your current local government as the community prepares to change its basic charter. "You have to know where you are before you can know where you're going!"


The League Guide to Elected Officials

The League has published the Guide to the Elected Officials for Lafayette Parish Voters, the only comprehensive source of its kind. It includes all the Louisiana officials who are elected, in whole or part, by the citizens of the parish. The Guide is presented in both html (for online reading) and pdf (for printing) formats.


Local Elections
Information and updates are provided as available.

State-Wide Elections
The Louisiana League has developed a page of information and prints responses to questions asked of candiates for state-wide office.


updated 12/6/2016