Editorial

2 black candidates to vie for president?

There was one contender in the Republican presidential debate last week that stood out above all others. He was outspoken on just about every issue that faced the voters.
He was firm in his faith that federal government’s main job is to protect the lives and freedoms of its people. He opposed the largesse of government that interfered with the ability of its citizens to lead their own lives. He had a definite plan, called 9-9-9 that could eliminate our tax inequities.

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September 30, 2011 at 10:05 am
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Effort to make, and tell, the difference

By John Maginnis

In an effort to ramp up the excitement over the secretary of state debate held last week, Jean Armstrong, of the sponsoring League of Women Voters of Louisiana, reminded the audience that the occupant of the office “is only two heartbeats away from being governor.” She tried, anyway.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:54 am
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‘Tis election season again

Ready or not, like it or not, elections are here in Louisiana. Things have changed so fast in the Bayou State that it is hard to put the next two months of the election cycle into perspective.Read More...
September 23, 2011 at 9:52 am
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Saints defense teaches lesson

I’m sure many felt the same as I did Sunday if they watched the Saints game – Sorry for the opposing quarterback, but VERY happy for the Saints’ great strategies.
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September 23, 2011 at 9:51 am
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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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