Editorial




When angry, think before you act
May 30 at 9:40 am
By Deacon "G"

Many murders are a result of someone acting out of anger in a misdirected way, often without thinking of the ultimate consequences. This has been going on since the beginning of time, when Cain killed Abel. And yet thousands of years later, we still have not learned our lesson.

As lawmakers complain, Jindal’s poll numbers climb
May 30 at 9:38 am
By Jeremy Alford

Last week when higher education officials were scrambling to figure out whether they would need a seed loan to cover cash-flow payments, Gov. Bobby Jindal was in New York attending a meeting of the Republican Governor’s Association. The following day, when the Appropriations Committee passed a $75 million supplemental bill to re-balance the current fiscal year budget, he was in Florida speaking to the American Federation for Children.

Don’t reward the avoidance of problems
May 23 at 8:00 am
At Monday’s Revenue Estimating Conference (“REC”) meeting, the group rejected including in the FY15 budget $54 million in savings proposed by the New York consulting firm of Alvarez and Marsal as unsubstantiated.

Give people a chance to be good neighbors
May 23 at 8:00 am
Not many of us have lived in the same house our whole lives. We’ve experienced the trial of moving into a new residence, perhaps knowing no one on the street to which we’ve moved or even the neighborhood, town or state. It can cause feelings of loneliness or perhaps depression.

Lawmakers second guess red money keeping budget in black
May 23 at 8:00 am
When the state signed a cooperative endeavor agreement last summer with the Russian-based company EuroChem, lawmakers barely took notice.

Christianity, good citizenship go hand in hand
May 15 at 9:10 am
By Deacon G

How many of us turn on television or read the newspaper and instinctively know that something will be proclaimed wrong with government? And to be truthful, how many of us agree with the criticism before we completely know all the facts of the story? Seems government is the everyday citizen’s “whipping boy.” We blame it for all of the world’s problems, as if it could wave its magic wand and all would be well, yet refuses to do so.

Session enters final stretch
May 15 at 9:01 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

There are only a few weeks remaining until legislators will adjourn their regular session on June 2. For bills that have not passed their house of origin, time is a factor.

We need to show care, comfort and compassion
May 09 at 10:59 am
By Deacon "G"

Care, comfort and compassion: basic human needs that can only be measured by their outcomes; components of love that we should show to each other.

Delinquent taxpayers will help balance budget
May 09 at 10:57 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

With lawmakers working to plug holes in the state budget that takes effect July 1, a new amnesty program is on the move that could offer delinquent taxpayers much more in the way of waivers than originally projected.

BESE members already drawing challengers
May 02 at 9:51 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Holly Boffy, who was the state teacher of the year in 2010, could have another distinguished former educator challenging her next year.

Congressman may have kissed his career goodbye
April 25 at 11:57 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
With pressure continuing to build for him to resign, Congressman Vance McAllister announced plans recently to remain secluded during the Easter break, but the Swartz Republican has said he’ll be back on the Hill casting votes and attending committee meetings when the congressional recess ends April 28.

Moret backtracks on state’s ‘booming economy’
April 17 at 12:56 pm
In a fit of unusual candor, the ethically-challenged head of economic development, Stephen Moret, admitted that Louisiana was NOT experiencing an economic boom.

Easter is a time to rejoice
April 17 at 12:53 pm
Have you planned a special celebration for Easter Sunday?

Will GOP endorse Cassidy campaign?
April 17 at 12:44 pm
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.

Bill would put turnout target on tax elections
April 11 at 11:48 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, wants lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would force local governments and political subdivisions to adhere to new guidelines for tax elections. The coming debate could be a barnburner, pitting the business lobby against school boards, parish councils, police juries, mayors and other local entities.

Marriage - Who needs a piece of paper?
April 04 at 9:17 am
By “Deacon G” Gautrau

Most of us wouldn’t buy a car from someone who couldn’t supply us with a clear title. We wouldn’t just bring any infant home from the hospital without a birth certificate telling us the baby is ours and we wouldn’t buy a house without a warranty deed. There are things we can’t do without a license, such as driving, hunting or fishing.

Mary Landrieu takes aim at ‘Jindal Gap’
April 04 at 9:15 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Even though she’s busy running her own race, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is lending a hand to the policy campaign being undertaken by state Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa.

To give life or to take it
March 28 at 11:37 am
For some women, becoming pregnant is the happiest day of their lives. For others, it can become one of the saddest days. Why is there such a divergence in emotions?

New HHS coach surrounds himself with familiar faces
New HHS coach surrounds himself with familiar faces
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Ever since new Hahnville football coach Nick Saltaformaggio took over the program he has focused on one thing – changing the culture of his team, a practice he calls “restoring the H.”