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This month, the Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau (LaMATS) marks its twentieth anniversary of service to Louisiana local governments. Incorporated in 1998 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA), LaMATS provides numerous free and low-cost benefit programs to the LMA membership, including the collection of $22.5M in insurance premium taxes on behalf of more than 200 participating municipalities. Always an innovator, LaMATS continues to explore new ways to improve local government operations, last year launching a powerful resource for municipal procurement in LaMATS Purchasing Services. In the coming year, a new commemorative logo wil

Capital Outlay Newsletter (Jan-Jun, 2018)

STATE CAPITAL OUTLAY PROGRAM CALENDAR OF KEY EVENTS: January – June 2018 Jan - Mar In January and February 2018, the Division of Administration will be reviewing Capital Outlay Budget Requests and will develop recommendations for the Governor. These recommendations become the Governor’s Original Capital Outlay Budget Bill (House Bill No. 2). February 1 Last day for Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay to meet to consider approval of Late Capital Outlay Request submittals. After February 1st, there is a separate process for Late Approval, but it is limited to “emergency” or “economic development” projects. March 12 2018 Regular Legislative Session starts. March 19 Governor submits Ca


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