Governor Edwards vetoed 25 construction projects out of the state budget Tuesday and said it’s because the state can simply not afford them.
Nine out of the 25 projects the governor cut are in Acadiana.
“As a business owner, I try to promote the Teche as a tourist attraction to get people to come out on the bayou to enjoy the beautiful scenery we have in this area,” said Lastrapes.
Lastrapes said after growing up in Acadiana, he hopes to continue to see progress in the area.
“Anything that takes away from the utilization of the bayou is not a positive. We need the boat ramp,” said Lastrapes.