PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The recent declining price of oil left Plaquemines Parish in a financial bind. Last week, Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier worked with his directors, finance department and the Plaquemines Parish Council to figure out a way to avoid layoffs or furloughs of government employees.
Today, the parish announced its success. No parish worker will lose their job because of the financial difficulties. "It was gratifying as your Parish President to take a leadership role in bringing different factions of government together. This was accomplished in order to save the most important asset of our government, the parish workers. These men and women are the backbone of our essential services," Cormier said.