State Rep. Jeff Arnold plans to end his tenure in the Legislature this year by pushing a bill that would have Algiers and West Jefferson secede from Orleans and Jefferson parishes.
Early indications, however, are that the West Bank lawmaker may have difficulty finding many people who want to go along with the idea.
Arnold, a term-limited Democrat who has represented Algiers for almost a dozen years, envisions a 65th parish that would stretch from Algiers to Grand Isle, powered by an offshore and marine services-based economy and a population large enough to qualify it as one of the top six parishes in the state.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
President of Wanklandia
Jeff Arnold is going to need a job soon. This seems pretty good to him, I guess.