Editorial

Legislature left out of major change

By John Maginnis
Ask state employees what’s the biggest out-sourcing deal going on in state government and many will say it’s the Jindal administration’s plans to privatize their health insurance, which is now covered through the Office of Group Benefits.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:44 am
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Life of wastewater plant prolonged

By Renee Simpson
Frequent travelers on Hahnville’s Highway 3160 (Home Place Road) may have noticed a green and yellow project sign near the entrance to the West Bank wastewater treatment plant.
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August 19, 2011 at 9:43 am
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Education leaders need to step up

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August 12, 2011 at 9:14 am
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Simple step to help politicians lose weight

Recently, there have been a lot of media accounts of politicians and government bureaucrats abusing the taxpayers with government-issued credit cards.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:28 am
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They’re still killing our fish

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is not as big as we feared it would be this year with the massive amounts of water that came down the Mississippi River in the spring. So said Nancy Rabalais, scientist with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.
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August 05, 2011 at 9:27 am
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What’s wrong with higher interest rates?

I remember that the interest rates on our first two houses were 5 1/4 percent and 6 percent. That was back in the 1960’s.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:22 am
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Big weekend ahead for Grand Isle

The oldest fishing rodeo in the country resumes this weekend after a brief one-year absence due to the BP oil spill. And we can expect fishermen and hangers-on living it up again in Grand Isle style as though nothing ever happened.
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July 29, 2011 at 9:21 am
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Enough federal rocks are in our pockets

Our federal government is at it again.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:59 am
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Election is about the next one

By John Maginnis
Democrats were heartened some this week by news that state Sen. Rob Marionneaux of Livonia is mulling over getting into the governor's race.
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July 21, 2011 at 10:57 am
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Job creation numbers filled with uncertainty

It wasn’t a great start to a Friday. The latest employment numbers came out on July 8, and they certainly didn’t paint a pretty picture.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:30 am
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$2.5 trillion in cuts proposed

With the big decision coming up in Congress about how to settle the budget and deficit problems, Republicans have proposed cutting the following federal programs that would reduce federal expenditures by $2.5 trillion in 10 years.
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July 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Tax structure should be multi-dimensional

One of the most controversial issues of the recently completed legislative session was dealing with the numerous bills designed to phase out the state income tax. Read More...
June 30, 2011 at 9:46 am
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Wit and wisdom of the Legislature

By John Maginnis
More than usual, the recently ended legislative session was distinguished for what was said rather than for what was done, though it took only a few words to accomplish that. Instead, lawmakers spoke volumes, if not always making sense, but enough to fill another annual chapter of the wit and wisdom the Louisiana Legislature.
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June 30, 2011 at 9:45 am
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Parish business startups on rise

By Renee Simpson
Even in a down economy, business startups in St. Charles Parish have risen 19 percent since 2009, according to a new report produced by the St. Charles Parish Public Information Office.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Moratorium could end dead zone

Just recently, scientists predicted that the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be the biggest in history this year due to high water in the Mississippi River. Nitrate and phosphate fertilizers from farms in the midwest are killing the fish when the chemicals flow into the Gulf.
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June 24, 2011 at 9:05 am
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Investing in great teachers for students

By Sonny Savoie, School Board memberRead More...
June 17, 2011 at 11:06 am
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Sheriff’s Office, parish help make parades roll
Sheriff’s Office, parish help make parades roll
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While Mardi Gras is a tradition like no other, the fact that the festivities date back for years doesn’t mean anything flies on autopilot — when talking about such large gatherings, much preparation is necessary behind the scenes to make everything run smoothly.