Editorial

The pile grows taller on the backs of oil and gas

By Don BriggsRead More...
April 15 at 9:06 am
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Legislature to consider fantasy gaming wagers

Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, is already facing opposition to his HB 676 to legalize fantasy gaming — think football, basketball and baseball — before the bill has even had its first hearing.Read More...
April 15 at 8:00 am
838 Views

Louisiana’s only fatal alligator attack

Past Times by Terry Jones

Alligator numbers have exploded in the last 25 years, but for some reason attacks on humans are extremely rare in this state. Read More...
April 08 at 12:06 pm
1718 Views

Opposition surfaces for governor’s juvenile justice bills

District attorneys are expected to oppose a move to include 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system, one of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ centerpiece proposals for this legislative session.Read More...
April 08 at 12:03 pm
941 Views

The costly lesson of poor auto care

How often should I change my oil?Read More...
April 01 at 8:00 am
1589 Views

State tax giveaways on long-term legislative table

The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee has been reviewing dozens of tax credits, exemptions and rebates at its meetings during the ongoing regular session, but any legislation to change them may have to wait until the 2017 session or a possible second special session this year, whichever come first.Read More...
April 01 at 8:00 am
955 Views

Polls show grim political outlook for state government

Two new polls out from the University of New Orleans’ Survey Research Center and LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab reveal that the public has serious concerns about the budget and the direction the state is heading as the Legislature launches into its second session of the year. Read More...
March 25 at 10:00 am
1150 Views

U.S. Senate forum offers preview of campaign points

The Police Jury Association hosted a U.S. Senate forum earlier this month and it offered an early preview of what the leading candidates will be talking about on the campaign trail and which ones are likely to bump heads first. Read More...
March 18 at 6:23 am
834 Views

Opera says death penalty not needed

One of the most interesting operas of our time was staged by the New Orleans Opera Association this past weekend.Read More...
March 10 at 4:36 am
928 Views

Lawmakers gearing up for their other session

While political eyes and ears are tuned into the ongoing special session, which was called to address a historic set of budget shortfalls, lawmakers are having to juggle their responsibilities to make time for the upcoming regular session that promises to host its own variety of policy debates. Read More...
March 04 at 10:00 am
941 Views

Tax chair at center of special session

The special session has been dominated so far by tax issues, which can only originate in the House of Representatives, which in turn has allowed the lower chamber to set the pace over the past week or so.Read More...
February 26 at 5:58 am
920 Views

4 simple ways to stop a cyber thief

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February 26 at 4:02 am
919 Views

Caucus chair: Stop vote switching in House

The chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the Legislature’s lower chamber has introduced a resolution that would remove the provision in House rules that allows representatives to switch, or correct, their votes.Read More...
February 17 at 3:44 pm
1049 Views

The historic ‘chase hunters’

Pasttimes by TerryJones

Two hundred and fifty years ago, hunting was one of Louisiana’s most lucrative occupations. Read More...
February 12 at 6:10 pm
1166 Views

Mardi Gras: Family, economy, community

“Show’em the wave, Tom!” a friend yelled to Nolan “Tom Poose” Boudreaux, king of this year’s Krewe of Lul as the St. Charles Parish Council expressed appreciation for the area’s Mardi Gras celebrations and observances.Read More...
February 12 at 6:09 pm
1106 Views

Felons issue could surface in regular session

With the Louisiana Supreme Court siding with former state legislator Derrick Shepherd and ruling unconstitutional the provision barring convicted felons from running for office for 15 years after their sentences end, the question now becomes what’s next. Read More...
February 12 at 6:07 pm
1139 Views

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U.S. senator questioning Morel's 'lenient' sentence
U.S. senator questioning Morel's 'lenient' sentence
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U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley is questioning the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice over whether an alleged conflict of interest got former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.’s a lenient plea agreement in his sex-for-leniency case.