City of St. George, Louisiana
Update: Transition Bill Passes Key House Committee

Senate Bill 423, which would create the St. George Transition District and is a critical step forward for our city, passed the Ways and Means Committee Tuesday, May 26th. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bodi White and Rep. Rick Edmonds, next heads to a vote by the full House and then over to the Governor. […]

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Get The Facts On St. George

City of St. George leaders Chris Rials (vice-chairman of the committee) and Andrew Murrell (official spokesperson) recently presented the facts behind the push for the creation of the City of St. George to the Greater Baton Rouge Civic Association membership.  Below are links to the presentation points and the supporting data.  We open ask for […]

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How To Sign the St. George Petition

If you previously signed the petition to bring St. George to a vote you can expect a petition in the mail this week with instructions on how to sign and have witnessed as well as a self-addressed stamp envelope to return. It's important that you sign and return as quickly as possible. If you have […]

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St. George Budget & Report: No New Taxes Needed

CITY OF ST. GEORGE BUDGET RELEASED. NO TAX INCREASE NEEDED. Prior to the launch of the petition, the organizers of the City of St. George commissioned Carr, Riggs and Ingram LLC, one of the top municipal accounting firms in the South, to evaluate the revenue, expenditures, and budget for the proposed City of St. George and […]

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RELEASE: St. George Will Not Appeal Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. George Leaders Will Not Appeal Ruling Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 16, 2015  Despite having evidence of enough signatures to move forward, the Committee for the Incorporation of the City of St. George decided on Thursday to not appeal Judge Wilson Fields ruling. The organization will continue to explore options as it […]

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A Corrupt Count: You Can't Challenge the ROV

On Monday, July 6, Judge Wilson Fields dismissed our lawsuit before the merits of our suit were ever heard. This is the timeline of what happened and the actions take by the newly appointed Registrar of Voters Steven Rayborn, and Residents Against the Breakaway, Inc. Immediately following the final determination made by the Registrar of Voters […]

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Judge Rules Against St. George on Technicality

Judge Wilson Fields threw our case out this morning based on a procedural technicality. The judge basically claimed that we didn't have the right to sue and that the Registrar of Voters does not have to correct his mistakes. The merit of our case was not even allowed into evidence. This is a direct quote […]

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BREAKING: Legal Action Taken to Correct Petition

We recently identified a significant amount of signatures that were erroneously rejected by the Registrar of Voters. We notified the Registrar of the clear error and requested he do the right thing and make the correction. Late yesterday, the Registrar notified us that his office had "completed their work" and that he would not make […]

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UPDATE: It's Not Over

We are currently gathering every piece of information available from the Registrar of Voters, including all withdrawals. Once we have an opportunity to go through everything we will publish a list of rejected signatures and withdrawals. We will make sure that every signature that should have been counted, counts. If the count is inaccurate, we […]

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ROV Determines We're 71 Signatures Short

The Registrar of Voters informed us this afternoon that we were 71 signatures short of the 17,788 required. We are reviewing the verification and tabulation process as well as preparing a legal challenge. We believe there were clear errors throughout the process, and that the number of signatures obtained well exceeds the statutory number required. […]

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