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We had a big day this week

Monday was an eventful day in America, to say the least. It was the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the first black president of our country took the oath of office for the second time.

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January 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm
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Sales tax sounds good, Bobby

With the worries of filing income taxes arriving again, it is probably a very popular notion among us to favor Gov. Bobby Jindalís proposal to eliminate state income tax in Louisiana. It is a laborious process, to say the least, to confront oneself with all of those forms and income and expense numbers. Plus, its complexity has encouraged many to cheat on their income taxes and get away with it.

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January 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm
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Oil well penalties coming in handy

It seems that the Gulf Coast is getting more and more revenue from penalties resulting from the BP oil spill. Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig that was leased to BP when its macombo well erupted off the Louisiana coast in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines for its role in the oil spill.

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January 11, 2013 at 9:59 am
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Coming up next...cut expenses

The year is over and the cliff has been climbed without falling over the edge. Income taxes of those single persons who make $400,000 a year or couples who make $450,000 a year will be increased somewhat. Others will stay like they are.

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January 04, 2013 at 9:55 am
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2013 should be year of restoration

With a new year approaching that bears the unfavorable number 13, we hope it is not an indication of things to come pertaining to our efforts to save the coast of Louisiana. Itís getting close to the end of times when we can preserve that coast for the future prosperity of our state.

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December 28, 2012 at 9:55 am
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Gun control has to find the right people

It has been a grief-filled week gone by as residents of Newtown, Conn. began burying those who were shot to death by a person who was obviously mentally ill. In addition to 20 school children, six adults, including the school principal who was trying to save her students, lost their lives in an insane act.

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December 20, 2012 at 10:19 am
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Leeville toll bridge needs more money

The toll bridge on Highway 1 at Leeville isnít working to its expectations because some 300,000 crossers who are expected to pay arenít.

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December 14, 2012 at 9:26 am
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Vouchers could benefit education

Louisianaís school voucher plan suffered a setback last week when a Baton Rouge area judge declared it unconstitutional. Judge Tim Kelley ruled that funds from the Minimum Foundation Program could not be diverted to private entities.

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December 06, 2012 at 9:31 am
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We can't fall off 'fiscal cliff'

The "fiscal cliff," so to speak, is fast approaching and if it is not addressed by Congress and the President, the state of the nation could take a steep slide.

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November 29, 2012 at 11:00 am
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Port traffic should go here

Look forward to a major increase in boat traffic at Louisiana port cities in the future. This will result from the enlargement of the Panama Canal which will be complete in a couple of years.

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November 21, 2012 at 9:09 am
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Itís time for some bipartisanship

It was a close election and, as a result, the federal government line-up is unchanged. The Democrats still own the Presidency and Senate and the Republicans have control of the House.

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November 17, 2012 at 10:39 am
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Romney can lead our country better

St. Charles Parish residents should be getting ready to take a trip to the polls Tuesday if they havenít already done so. The job that lies ahead is significant, to say the least.

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November 01, 2012 at 9:48 am
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Parish voters must adjust to new district

Many voters in St. Charles Parish this year will have to adjust themselves to voting in a new Congressional district. On Nov. 6, those on the West Bank will go to the polls to elect a congressman for the newly redrawn Second Congressional District, which will stretch along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to northern Baton Rouge. Those on the East Bank will vote for the Sixth District congressman.

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October 25, 2012 at 9:58 am
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St. Charles should have airport input

We thought the St. Charles Parish Council was guaranteed the right to appoint a member of the New Orleans Aviation Board back when plans were being made to extend the airportís runway into our parish. That seemed to be the deal at that time.

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October 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm
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Itís time to practice democracy in the U.S.

It looks like Louisiana citizens can sit back and relax this election season without even going out to vote. At least that is the way it seems with how the electoral vote is shaping up.

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October 12, 2012 at 9:02 am
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Itís just not the same, T-P

Monday morning was a different kind of day for many of the people in southeast Louisiana who regularly receive the Times-Picayune in their driveways. Instead was a Black and Gold Extra which reported on the Saints latest mishap in Green Bay. Results of other professional games were reported in it also but not a word about the general news going on about our area and the world.

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October 04, 2012 at 9:03 am
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Drawing the line on Hwy. 90 median
Drawing the line on Hwy. 90 median
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Business is off nearly 20 percent at Birdie's Food and Fuel in Paradis, a decline that co-owner Mike Hammad blames on the newly installed raised median just outside his door on U.S. Highway 90.