Don’t we have anybody qualified in Louisiana?

The LA Board of Regents has hired a firm from Florida for an estimated $105,500 to help them find a replacement for Sally Clausen as the next higher education commissioner. Read More...
September 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Unemployment trust fund balances out

As it must every year, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met last week to estimate what Louisiana’s unemployment compensation (UC) trust fund balance will be next year. Read More...
September 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Free trade is an answer to poverty

There is one major way in which we can help reduce poverty in the world. It’s not by raising the taxes on the wealthy and reducing them on the middle class. It’s by spreading free trade so people around the world can benefit more from the free enterprise system.Read More...
September 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Fourteen hours in November will determine nation’s mood

Elections are not really an art or a science.
They could be more accurately described as a mood expressed by those who show up to vote on a given day. In most states on Nov. 2, during a 14-hour period, voters who care enough to go to the polls in a mid-term election will express their mood and chart the national political course for the next two years.Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

To cut taxes or not is the question

The big question facing Congressional leaders before the end of the year is who can do the better job of improving the economy - - the government or private enterprise?Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Eating LA seafood, voting imperative to future

Now more than ever, EAT LOUISIANA SEAFOOD!
It is delicious, healthy and the best in the world. Test after test has shown conclusively that our seafood on the market is not tainted in any way by the oil spill or the dispersants used to break down the oil. Read More...
September 09, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Members of Congress are privileged

Did you know that members of Congress are exempt from many of the laws and drawbacks that apply to other citizens in this so-called democratic land of ours? For example, they can retire with the same pay after one term in office as if they served longer. How many hard-working folks can do likewise?Read More...
September 09, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Businesses faced with uncertainty of new laws

August 19 was not a good day for President Obama, the Democrats fighting to keep their majorities in Congress, or workers and businesses in America. Some troubling economic figures came out that day indicating that “Recovery Summer” is not going very well.Read More...
August 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

St. Pierre offers extensive levee update

Renee Simpson
At a recent council meeting, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre presented updated information on the permitting progress for the West Bank hurricane protection levee. Read More...
August 27, 2010 at 9:26 am

A very confusing election is coming up

In case you didn’t know, and a lot of people don’t, there is an election coming up Saturday in St. Charles Parish. It will help determine the party candidates in the general election in November to choose our Congressman and one of our Senators in Washington.Read More...
August 27, 2010 at 9:23 am

Heavenly Mother wants our attention

I want you to imagine for a moment that you are the mother or father of a young child who you love very much. Some of you may actually be in this role right now, or have been in the past. Read More...
August 19, 2010 at 10:49 am

‘Special Report’ details parish’s accomplishments

By Renee Simpson
August 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

Government is selective when it comes to moratoria

The economic toll from the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to mount. Read More...
August 06, 2010 at 9:10 am

Has Obama awakened a sleeping nation?

An interesting column from the Aspen Times Weekly was sent to us about how Barack Obama is “the savior of America’s future.” It’s a very negative outlook on our President, however, that takes us on a positive outcome for the nation.
August 06, 2010 at 9:09 am

Bonnie brings first use of HESCO baskets

By Renee Simpson
Forecasts for last week’s Tropical Storm Bonnie showed a storm surge threat for low-lying areas on the West Bank. Thankfully the storm wasn’t nearly as intense as projected.
July 30, 2010 at 9:12 am

Long-term recovery efforts need escape from limbo

It would have been a much easier job to restore the coast of Louisiana many years ago not long after the leveeing of the Mississippi stopped the river from overflowing and leaving the sediment to build up the wetlands. Not so today.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:10 am

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Council to consider rezoning requests for Entergy's Montz gas station
Council to consider rezoning requests for Entergy's Montz gas station
Although the St. Charles Parish Council has final say over the decision, the Planning Commission has recommended denying Gulf South Pipeline Co.'s rezoning request for its future gas compressor.