Editorial

Special elections are being abused

Low voter turnout for elections plagues Louisiana and undermines the concept of a democratic form of government.
“Emergency elections” for local tax and bond elections are the greatest source of abuse of the democratic process in Louisiana.
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April 21, 2011 at 10:12 am
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Fresh faces are more of the same

By John Maginnis, www.LaPolitics.comRead More...
April 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
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Redistricting cause for concern

I spend a lot of hours this time of year traveling around the state doing legislative issues conferences in conjunction with local chambers of commerce.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:34 am
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All of a sudden, oil is needed

Evidently Pres. Barack Obama got some bad advice when he said he wanted to reduce the production of oil in this country. Now he is telling us we must produce more oil here and reduce the amount imported from the mideast.
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April 08, 2011 at 9:33 am
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Budget myths need to be put to rest

It is long past time to put to rest a couple of myths about the state budget used by governors and leges to deceive the public. These myths, according to the leges, “tie their hands” when it comes to reducing state spending and the size of government.

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April 01, 2011 at 9:17 am
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‘Fair’ should replace ‘income’ in taxes

Our big day of the year lies ahead. As we all know, the period leading up to April 15 is when we have to check our files and memories to determine how much money we made during the previous year so we can pay our income tax.
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April 01, 2011 at 9:16 am
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Nuclear power production in the aftermath of Japan

The voices of doom are already predicting the end for energy derived from nuclear reactors in the aftermath of the Japanese reactor failures. Read More...
March 25, 2011 at 9:07 am
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Tulane fans want football stadium

Many Tulane fans are aching for a football stadium on campus and they are putting pressure on the university president and athletic director to make it a reality. Problem is it takes money.
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March 25, 2011 at 9:06 am
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New program drawing recyclers

Renee Allemand Simpson
The parish has seen great participation in the recycling bin program that began March 1. Currently, parish officials are looking into solutions for managing the higher-usage bins, especially at Lakewood Elementary in Luling and Ormond Fire Station in Destrehan.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:15 am
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Is the world headed up or down?

The world seems more dangerous than ever. Or is it because we have more communication about what is going on every minute of the day?
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March 18, 2011 at 10:13 am
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‘Rabies Run’ perfect time for pet vaccination

By Renee Simpson
According to the St. Charles Parish Code of Ordinances, a licensed veterinarian must vaccinate all dogs and cats against rabies on a yearly basis.
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March 04, 2011 at 9:21 am
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House speaker’s memory proves rusty

In an editorial in a recent Lafayette paper, House Speaker Jim Tucker said: “One vote led to all this,”….
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March 04, 2011 at 9:20 am
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States can solve many problems better

The stage is set for the push toward democracy, not just in the mideast but here in the United States as well. Read More...
March 04, 2011 at 9:19 am
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EPA regulations could cost consumers billions

The battle lines were firmly drawn on Feb. 9 in the war between Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the EPA’s plans to regulate greenhouse gases, in particular, carbon dioxide.
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February 18, 2011 at 9:34 am
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Is freedom finally coming to mideast?

Hopefully, the mideast is on the verge of demanding democracy and freedom for its people. The almost unbelievable events in Egypt recently gave us hope that the area of the world where true freedom had failed to make a mark was beginning to come around. Read More...
February 18, 2011 at 9:32 am
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Method in UNO/SUNO merger madness?

When it comes to making bold general statements that are short on details Bobby Jindal has no fear.
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February 03, 2011 at 1:09 pm
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St. Charles Sheriff's Office investigating the homicide of Destrehan man
St. Charles Sheriff's Office investigating the homicide of Destrehan man
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a Destrehan man found dead at around 5:09 p.m. today (March 16).