LQHBA Provides Scholarships and Donations

Senator Boudreaux had the opportunity to be present at the presentation of two donation ceremonies at Delta Downs by the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) earlier this month. On July 9th, the LQHBA provided $1,000 scholarships for two high school graduates from Sulphur, DeAnna Bonham and Jace Gilbert. Both students will be continuing their higher education this fall at McNeese State University. “While the primary goals of the LQHBA is to promote breeding and racing in the state, the association remains dedicated to offering higher education for Louisiana youth. Since its inception in 2001, the LQHBA scholarship program has earmarked over $430.000 for Louisiana students to attend a higher education institution.”


The LQHBA also donated $5,000 to the Special Olympics of Louisiana organization. The non-profit organization “changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Louisiana provides sports training and athletic competitions and transform lives through the joy of sport. Currently, 14,639 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Louisiana participate in over approximately 100 competitions.”


For more information on the presentation of these awards and the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association, visit their website by clicking here.





Sen. Boudreaux Co-Hosts Medicaid Family Enrollment Event

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I am co-hosting a Medicaid Family Enrollment Event in partnership with Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana and the LA Department of Health.  We are here to help you understand the new eligibility requirements for Medicaid and get you the care you and your family need.  Contact Certified Navigator Terri Kebodeaux for more information by calling 337-989-0001.

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Sen. Boudreaux and Daughter Lead the Senate in Prayer and the National Anthem



Both Senator Boudreaux and his daughter, Hallie, had opportunities to stand in front of the Louisiana State Senate and provide them with moments to reflect before dealing with the business of our state. In the final week of session, Senator Boudreaux led the Senate in prayer in preparation for the final stretch of legislative affairs. You can find the video of his prayer by clicking here. His prayer starts at 0:35.


Hallie graced the senate chambers with her voice as well by singing our National Anthem. She sang beautifully and her father couldn’t be more proud. Click here to find the video of Hallie singing the National Anthem. She begins at 6:21.

Sen. Boudreaux to Attend White House Briefing



Senator Gerald Boudreaux will be attending a State Legislative Leadership Briefing at the White House on July 21, 2016 hosted by the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. The briefing will be an opportunity to meet with Senior White House officials to discuss current issues, exchange ideas about the President’s domestic policy priorities, and how we can continue to work together to make progress at the state level.


Here is the tentative agenda:

1:00-1:10pm: Welcome & Framing

1:10-1:30pm: Gun Violence Prevention

1:30-2:15pm: Education

2:15-3:00pm: Economic Opportunity for Women

3:00-3:15pm: Break

3:15-4:00pm: Criminal Justice Reform

4:00-5:00pm: Discussion & Close

***Agenda Subject to Change***

Sen. Boudreaux Mourns the Loss of Mr. Joseph Daniel

Mr. Joseph Daniel, father of Mr. Anthony Daniel (A.D.) departed this life July 9, 2016. Visitation and church services will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4600 Reed Rd., Houston, Texas 77051. Visitation will be from 8:45-9:55am, followed by Mass at 10:00am.


Mr. Daniel is the Director of Operations at the Opelousas District office of Senator Gerald Boudreaux and was the Senator’s college roommate.  Senator Boudreaux is asking for prayers and support for Mr. Daniel and his family.

Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana Thanks Sen. Gerald Boudreaux!

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It is always a great sense of accomplishment when a bill that I’ve been working on tirelessly along with other legislators finally passes. This past season, the Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) bill, along with two other pension reform bills were passed.

Director of the TRSL, Maureen Westward recently wrote to me,”I want to particularly thank you for your support of the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) bill, SB 2, and the two pension reform bills, SB5 and SB 18, tied to its passage.”

The passage gives a 1.5% benefit increase to eligible TRSL retirees and beneficiaries, something that has been in the works since 2015. “The passage of these bills, now Act 93, 94, and 95 will provide TRSL’s retirees and beneficiaries with a much needed benefit increase this year.”

Teachers are an extremely important group of people in our society as they are the ones who lay down the foundation to help build a better community. Louisiana’s education system has taken some hits this year, but it is with great consolation to know that our retired educators will now be taken care of.

Education Reform Group Thanks Sen. Boudreaux

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Senator Boudreaux is being thanked by the Education Reform Now Advocacy Committee for his dedication to improving education in our state and preparing a better future for our children. Be on the lookout for mailers like the ones shown above from the committee that that talk about some of the progress that has been made in education thanks to the efforts of our state legislature. There is still much work to be done, but the future is looking bright!

Wildlife and Fisheries Accepting New Cadets



The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) Law Enforcement Division will begin training up to 23 cadets in September of 2016 to bolster the ranks of agents in the field. The cadets will train at the department’s training facility housed within the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge. Successful completion of six months of intensive physical and academic training is required to graduate.


The opening dates that applications will be accepted for the “Wildlife Enforcement Cadet” position will be from June 6 to 30.


“We are looking for men and women who have a love for the outdoors, want to enforce conservation laws and can make it through a demanding six months of training,” said LDWF Col. Joey Broussard, head of the Law Enforcement Division.


At the academy, cadets train to enforce the state’s recreational boating laws, the state and federal wildlife and fisheries laws, and general law enforcement work on the state’s many wildlife management areas.  The academy also covers general law enforcement training required for all state law enforcement officers. Agents are additionally trained for search and rescue and serve as the lead responders in search and rescue coordination under the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.



-Must have attained 18th birthday at time of application.
-Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment.
-An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or a felony, or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.


Contact:  Phyllis Roy, Phone: 337-267-7520

Advancements in Education Amid Budget Cuts



This year, Louisiana education systems at every level have dealt with significant budget cuts and various obstacles. However, there are some happy endings coming from the legislature regarding education. Thrive Academy is Louisiana’s first public boarding school for at-risk youth and is located in Baton Rouge. This past regular session, the legislature passed HB 887, which provided for the funding and governance of the Thrive Academy. Because of this measure, at-risk children will now have opportunities they did not have previously to succeed and contribute to our state.


Thrive Academy Executive Director Sarah Broome wrote to me, “I know this has been a particularly difficult session and I am so grateful that our bill did not get lost in the chaos.” Louisiana’s children deserve better than to be “lost in the chaos.” I will continue to serve Louisiana’s citizens and fight for the educational rights of our future.


If you are interested in learning more about the Thrive Academy and what they do to provide educational opportunities to the youth of Louisiana, click here.