Governor signs law renaming Cottonport prison in honor of Raymond Laborde

On the campaign trail 

    Gov. John Bel Edwards held a campaign rally in Marksville in the last days before his run-off victory over David Vitter. In one of his last public appearances, political legend and Marksville businessman Raymond J. Laborde wished his fellow-Democrat well in the election. A bill to rename the state prison in Cottonport the Raymond Laborde Correctional Center was signed into law Wednesday. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

The state prison in Cottonport has a new name -- Raymond. Laborde Correctional Center.
Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill on Wednesday to rename Avoyelles Correctional Center in honor of the Marksville political legend.

Senate committee to hear port commission bill Thursday

The bill to change the member structure of the Avoyelles Port Commission (APC) is scheduled to be heard in the Louisiana Senate Local & Municipal Affairs Committee on Thursday morning. The bill had initially been set to come before the committee on May 5.
Several people from Avoyelles Parish who oppose the bill are expected to attend the committee meeting when the issue comes up.

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