|Kennedy seems to know what state needs
April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am
St. Charles Rotary Club had an interesting speaker last week, one who could become governor of our state some day. John Kennedy is now state treasurer and has given his opinion of the financial situation in the state and how to fix it many times.
|Method of redistricting needs to change
April 15, 2011 at 9:25 am
Redistricting our federal congressional and state legislative districts has become quite an undertaking and one that involves politics, racism and party preferences. In other words, it’s just not democratic.
|Speeders make Maryland Drive dangerous
April 08, 2011 at 9:35 am
For many years; as my children were growing up; I crusaded to have speeding curtailed on Maryland Drive in Luling.
I was told that speed bumps were not an option since they would cause a liability issue with emergency vehicles.
|Dump truck traffic is taking over roads
April 08, 2011 at 9:32 am
As if you didn’t know, dump trucks have been overloading the highways of St. Charles Parish in recent months.
|Weekend to be high and mighty
April 01, 2011 at 9:15 am
St. Charles Parish is the site of one of the most spectacular races in the world. The whistle will blow at 8:30 a. m. Saturday on the 13th annual United Way of St. Charles bridge run which many runners look forward to each year.
|Nuclear energy needs production safeguards
March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am
The future of nuclear power lost a lot of support with arrival of the tsunami that has damaged nuclear plants in Japan and caused a worldwide fear of human catastrophe resulting. And this came at a time when many in the world were ready to embrace nuclear power as a safer source of energy than oil.
|Gulf Coast getting back to normal
March 18, 2011 at 10:12 am
After almost a year of oil spill activities, Louisiana is getting down to normalcy. Last year, few people were rigging out their boats and looking to the day when they could head into the Gulf or steer along the coast with rod and reel and bait in hand. They figured it was a lost cause then with oil being the spoiler.
|State’s approach to secondary education chaotic
March 11, 2011 at 10:01 am
The evolution of post-secondary education in Louisiana emulates neither efficiency nor logic.
|Ethics, politics by the numbers
March 11, 2011 at 10:00 am
By John Maginnis
In side-by-side newspaper stories last week:
-- former Gov. Buddy Roemer insisted that his $100 limit on individual contributions to his presidential committee is not unrealistic.
-- Gov. Bobby Jindal insisted that $250,000 contributions to his wife’s education foundation from big companies having business before state government are not unethical.
|UNO, SUNO should be merged
March 11, 2011 at 9:58 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal is right in wanting to consider a merger of UNO and SUNO in his efforts to cut expenses. Even if it were not a matter of eliminating state budget deficits, there is no need to have two state-supported universities almost side by side in New Orleans.
|Show will highlight St. Charles businesses
March 11, 2011 at 9:40 am
Residents of St. Charles will have an opportunity this weekend to find out a lot about what types of businesses are available to them in their parish. The Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles will be held Friday from noon to 5 p. m. and Saturday from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. at the Hahnville High School gymnasium.
|Detours ahead for residents
March 04, 2011 at 9:19 am
St. Charles Parish residents will have to detour in the weekends ahead to get from one end of their parish to the other.
|We deserve action and answers on federal debt
February 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm
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.
|Judges just don’t seem to get it
February 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm
In a commentary on Monday I wrote about the proposed pay freeze for state employees in the executive branch for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
|Colorblind Governor should look out
February 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com
|Congressional districts to change in state
February 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Louisiana’s Legislature undoubtedly will have a difficult assignment when it meets in March and April to define the state’s new congressional districts. The 2010 Census population figures reduce the number of congressmen our state is entitled to from seven to six.
|St. Pierre believes measure will help disabled veterans
February 18, 2011 at 9:35 am
On April 30, St. Charles Parish voters will decide whether to allow disabled military veterans to double their homestead exemptions to $150,000.
|Time is running out in saving our coast
February 18, 2011 at 9:32 am
Louisiana has had a lot interruptions in efforts to save its coast in recent years. There have been lots of hurricanes. And last but not least the BP oil spill.
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