Michoud has a legacy of service, manufacturing vehicles that moved the nation forward. From the C-76 cargo planes during World War II and engines for the M4 Sherman and M46 Patton tanks during the Korean War, to the Saturn V Rocket in the 1960s and NASA’s Space Shuttle, Louisiana’s Michoud Assembly Facility has played a critical role in history.
Today, Chris Masingill, St. Tammany Corporation CEO, is pleased to announce an award was presented by the St. Tammany Parish Development District at its September Board of Commissioners meeting to Senator Sharon Hewitt honoring her as a St. Tammany Champion of Economic Development. The award recognizes her service to St. Tammany Parish during the 2020 First Extraordinary Legislative Session and the 2020 Regular Session.
Senator Hewitt recently joined Moon Griffon on his radio show. During these segments, Senator Hewitt discusses her Open Louisiana Now initiative and online petition. We want to continue to protect the population, but we can do both.
Like many of you, we are disappointed and frustrated by the Governor’s delay to restart and open our economy. His blanket refusal to even consider a regional or parish specific approach to lifting his ban is dumbfounding.
Getting back to work on a statewide basis might not be the right approach. That's the message from State Senator Sharon Hewitt of Slidell who wants to let parishes make their own decisions on when it's best to start opening back up.