The Watchdog




Bigger share of oil and gas tax revenues up for grabs - but will LA get them?
December 01, 2006 at 10:40 am
Put aside the folly of calling an "Extraordinary Session" of the lege in the midst of the Christmas Holidays. Put aside the folly of calling the session to extend over two weekends during which the lege is loathed to work. Put aside Governor Blanco's refusal to call an emergency session of the lege following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Put aside the lack of a specific plan of action going into a Special Session.

Another BIG BIZ bites the dust
November 29, 2006 at 12:44 pm
Nobody seems to care about the fact that one of the two Fortune 500 companies headquartered in LA is leaving the state. We’ve learned that Freeport Copper and Gold is leaving for Phoenix.

Every state in the U.S. is corrupt, it's just that in LA, we don't worry about it
November 16, 2006 at 3:55 pm
LSU’s student newspaper has published a well-done article about Louisiana’s well-deserved reputation for corruption. Despite what many think, I do not believe LA is the most corrupt state in the U.S.

Gov. Blanco’s ‘Road Home’ is going to be a LONG one
November 08, 2006 at 3:48 pm
After over two months, only 18 checks have been written for the Gov. Blanco's Road Home Program.

Gov. Blanco makes the grade - unfortunately, it’s an flat “F”
October 25, 2006 at 1:06 pm
The other day when I got a note from fellow "Internet Kook" Emily Metzgar reporting that Gov. Kathleen Blanco had received an "F" from the Cato Institute for "Fiscal Policy," I wanted to say, "DUH."


Note to politicians and bureaucrats: ‘Lead, follow or get out of the way’
October 23, 2006 at 4:08 pm
Why is it that only politicians and government bureaucrats have the solutions to big problems in Louisiana?

Ernest Hemingway said:
October 11, 2006 at 4:21 pm
There has been a lot of motion, but little action when it comes to addressing the tax that people in Louisiana have been saddled with on their Homeowners' Insurance policies to pay for the debt of the Citizens Fund Insurance.

AP editorial puts Louisiana in bad light -- again
September 06, 2006 at 1:29 pm
Thanks to fellow "Internet Kook" and real free-lance journalist, Emily Metzgar we get the following taste of how we in LA are viewed by others.

Report sought on hospital’s management, viability
Report sought on hospital’s management, viability
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Councilman Paul Hogan wants to have a third party look into the management and long-term viability of St. Charles Parish Hospital.