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St. Charles Parish - Public wants accountability  on the parish’s tax proposals St. Charles Parish - Public wants accountability on the parish’s tax proposals
Yesterday at 12:11 pm
With 6.2 mills of property taxes proposed for a levee protection system and wastewater system upgrades, St. Charles Parish residents told parish officials they acknowledged the need but wanted more accountability before they’d pull the lever for the referendums at the May 2 election.

Louisiana House Ministry of Propaganda
Yesterday at 11:41 am
As I have noted before, the Louisiana Lege has one of the best websites in the country for getting information about what our leges are doing, especially during lege sessions.
Recently, while searching for some information I saw the “News Link” page of the House Communications Office.

Opening of session ignites race for House speaker
Yesterday at 11:37 am
Although the governor has traditionally enjoyed tremendous influence over whom the House selects as its leader — and even though the gubernatorial contest is far from being decided — there are already 10 representatives who tell LaPolitics they are either running for speaker or are considering the internal race.

Reflecting on divine mercy, public revelation
April 10 at 10:03 am
As I reflect on what devotion to divine mercy is for me, I am aware that I would be totally depressed and left to my wretchedness without His mercy. I would be hopeless and wallowing in a mud puddle of my sins and disorders….

Make a difference in the world
April 10 at 9:59 am
There are some people who, by the nature of their jobs, get to make a difference in the world every day. These include, but certainly are not limited to teachers, policemen, health care professionals, and high school guidance counselors.

A Duck Dynasty candidate for lieutenant governor?
April 10 at 9:42 am
Since his showing last year in the 5th CongressionalDistrict race, when he was barely edged out of the runoff, Duck Dynasty cousin Zach Dasher’s political future has been wide open — and now it includes speculation about running for the second highest statewide Louisiana office.

Statewide officials looking at fee changes
March 20 at 10:42 am
With the governor opposed to any net tax increases this session, practically every corner of state government is turning to fees as an avenue to generate additional dollars for the upcoming fiscal year.

Radio ad pulls Jindal into governor’s race
March 13 at 10:44 am
State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, has thrown the first media jab in the race for governor with a radio spot that started airing on black radio stations two weeks ago in the Acadiana region.

Think twice before anointing politician a ‘reformer’
March 06 at 1:28 pm
It has become common to equate a new face in government with positive change. That is particularly true when that person has little or no track record in government.

Transportation allies refuse to take backseat to budget
March 06 at 1:20 pm
Heading into the fall of 2014, before oil prices dropped, the Common Core education standards reignited a controversial debate and the proverbial wheels completely fell off of the state budget, transportation advocates were driving with momentum.

Legislative fight over union dues resurrected
February 27 at 2:24 pm
The reshuffling of embers and the chair on the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee has given yet another life to the debate over union dues.

Governor’s field still waiting on Landrieu
February 13 at 1:20 pm
Some say he will. Others downright call it unfathomable. Most simply have no idea what he’ll do.

Jindal: No on tax increases, maybe on fees
February 06 at 1:05 pm
While proposals to increase taxes may be dead on arrival when reaching Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk, the administration seems willing to at least review fee changes this session, based on a request for comment by LaPolitics.

Removing uncertainty from the state budget
January 30 at 12:43 pm
A story in a Baton Rouge newspaper reports various proposed efforts to balance the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Public undecided on budget solutions
January 30 at 12:42 pm
“There’s no consensus.”

The gift of life of little Suzanne
January 23 at 10:39 am
I remember my grandmother (Meemaw) and mother sharing with me the story of little Suzanne. She was Meemaw’s fifth child. My mother was 9 years old at the time of Suzanne’s birth. I can still tear up as I reminisce of the love in their hearts for Suzanne as they shared about her life and death.

By 2020, half of state legislature may be gone
January 23 at 10:38 am
Term limits were approved by Louisiana voters in 1995 by a vote of 76 percent, but they didn’t go into effect until roughly eight years ago.

Do we just live for the moment?
January 16 at 2:31 pm
In the 1966 British movie “Alfie,” the title song poses the questions “What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live?” These questions are ones that each of us must answer for ourselves.

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St. Charles Parish Schools rank 3rd in nation
St. Charles Parish Schools rank 3rd in nation
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Ranking among top school systems in the nation for use of technology in the classroom, the St. Charles School System accepted the award as confirmation that it’s preparing the “21st century student.”