Dan Juneau

Clarity coming for health care law

This column has made the point repeatedly that one of the major drags on the U.S. economy comes from the uncertainty that the business community faces in determining how government laws and regulations will impact its costs going forward.
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October 07, 2011 at 9:12 am
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Representativeís budget attacks crony capitalism

If you donít know much about Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee in Washington, you may want to Google him. You will be hearing a lot from him and about him in the years to come.
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September 16, 2011 at 9:33 am
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Americaís workforce deserves better

Once again, Labor Day approaches. For the third consecutive year, it is a time of considerable anxiety for America's workforce. Wages are stagnant while prices for basic commodities are rising. Housing values are depressed. Read More...
September 09, 2011 at 9:23 am
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EPAís new air rule is harmful, scary

When I was a kid, there was a personable little cartoon character named Casper the Friendly Ghost. He was harmless, likeable, and not at all scary once you got to know him. Read More...
September 02, 2011 at 9:26 am
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Good news/bad news of downgraded credit rating

The bad news is the U.S. credit rating was recently downgraded by Standard and Poorís. In essence, that rating agency said the soundness of our governmentís finances is more risky than that of nations like England, France, Canada and Australia.
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August 26, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Economically, nation is running on empty

I donít know where Iím running now,
Iím just running on
Running on-running on empty Running on-running blind Running on-running into the sun
But Iím running behind.

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August 12, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Pampered egos need to find guts

The debate is raging in Washington about the looming debt limit witching hour, and the arguments are multifaceted. Read More...
July 08, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Chilling reality of warmist predictions

In 1990, the United Nationsí International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its first report on ďglobal warming.Ē The report featured numerous scientific studies to predict that the global temperature of the Earth would warm by 1.1 degrees Celsius between 1990 and 2030.
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June 17, 2011 at 11:07 am
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Focus on temporary revenue in crunch time

It was quite a week on the fiscal front at the state Legislature. Accusations and epithets were flying as crunch time began to approach in the effort to reconcile state spending with the amount of revenues that has been certified as being available to place in the budget.
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June 02, 2011 at 3:03 pm
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Our business climate matters

The current national economic downturn is the worst the nation has experienced since the economic malaise of the early 1980s. Many of us in Louisiana remember well how that terrible recession and the plunge in energy prices devastated our state's economy. Thousands of Louisiana businesses went bankrupt or left the state, and millions of our workers moved away to find employment elsewhere. It took a full decade for our economy to begin to find solid footing again. It was the most painful economic era since the Great Depression for our people.
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May 27, 2011 at 9:45 am
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Good, bad legislation when it comes to education

Most of the buzz surrounding the current legislative session has revolved around the projected $1.6 billion shortfall in the state budget.
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May 20, 2011 at 11:58 am
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Budget problems main focus in Baton Rouge battle

The 144 members of the Legislature didnít exactly enjoy the recent Special Session on redistricting. As noted in previous columns, redrawing districts to correspond to population changes enumerated in the federal census is an exercise that invariably creates hard feelings.
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May 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm
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Budget chairman moves toward fiscal sanity

If you donít know much about Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee in Washington, you may want to Google him. You will be hearing a lot from him and about him in the years to come.
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April 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Stateís approach to secondary education chaotic

The evolution of post-secondary education in Louisiana emulates neither efficiency nor logic.
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March 11, 2011 at 10:01 am
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We deserve action and answers on federal debt

For decades, through numerous Congresses and presidential administrations led by both parties, budget deficits have expanded and the federal debt has soared. (If you would like a jolt of reality, you can go to http://www.usdebtclock.org and watch the hands of the clocks turn feverishly.) In a few weeks, our federal government will once again bump up against the federal debt limit, currently at $14.3 trillion.Read More...
February 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm
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Oil, gas drilling unlikely to return to normal

Left entirely to the whims of the Obama administration, there is little hope that oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico will remotely resemble the pre-moratorium activity levels any time soon. The regulatory agencies that oversee energy production are expanding faster than a bad fungus in a rain forest, but none of the expansion is fostering a return to energy exploration and production in the Gulf. In fact, it appears to be having just the opposite impact.
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January 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm
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Tigers impressive in spring game performance at John Ehret
Tigers impressive in spring game performance at John Ehret
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Hahnville head coach Nick Saltaformaggio didnít hold back his enthusiasm after his teamís spring game scrimmage at 2015 Class 5A state runner-up John Ehret.