|The $1.25 billion question
May 28, 2008 at 3:09 pm
When Governor Jindal was campaigning last fall, he was openly critical of former Governor Blanco's use of non-recurring revenue to perpetuate $800 million of spending in the current (FY 07/08) budget.
|What to do with big Charity?
May 28, 2008 at 3:07 pm
New Orleans area has been very successful in making use of old buildings. In fact, it’s against the law to bulldoze or tamper too much with a building that is historic in any way.
|Maybe someday we’ll eliminate income taxes
May 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm
So Gov. Bobby Jindal got some credit - - and some blame - - for supporting and opposing tax cuts in the current legislative session. He at first opposed cutting the Stelly bill income tax increase but then capitulated and supported it when legislators were considering eliminating all state income taxes.
|Parish hopping with activity
May 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm
By Renee Allemand
I'd like to thank everyone who has contacted my office to offer suggestions for the parish's new Web site. You want the site to be informative and constantly updated during emergencies. Those things are and have been in our plans.
|Spillway should be put to more frequent use
May 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm
Now that fresh water from the Mississippi River is changing the complexion of Lake Pontchartrain, it is time to decide where that water should be directed in the future and start to take action.
|Jindal tells Washington it’s a new day in state
May 14, 2008 at 1:49 pm
By Andy Duet
WASHINGTON, DC- Louisiana today is progressing toward a new renaissance, re-birth, and recovery after the damages of past statewide political corruption scandals and two disastrous hurricanes, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal.
|St. Charles info officer learns about life on the other side
May 07, 2008 at 2:11 pm
By Renee Allemand
For my entire collegiate and professional career I've been on the other side of government.
|Let’s take another look at the President
May 07, 2008 at 2:09 pm
Though the favorability ratings of President George W. Bush are claimed to have gone down, it seems that many citizens would side with him on the basic issues, especially here in Louisiana.
|Above the law
April 30, 2008 at 12:04 pm
Wouldn’t you, as a taxpayer, enjoy having the right to abide by only the tax laws that you agree with?
|Many pork items in House Bill 1
April 30, 2008 at 12:03 pm
Following is a list of pork items included in House Bill 1 (State Operating Budget) of 2008.
|Legislative mandates increase cost of insurance
April 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm
Sometimes it is true indeed that the more things change, the more they remain the same. That may be the case with our new Legislature and the issue of health insurance mandates.
|Catholics are upset but Pope is making headway
April 16, 2008 at 2:13 pm
The Catholic Church has made the headlines this week, first with the closing and merging of many churches in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and now with the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Washington.
|A workforce development system that can work
April 09, 2008 at 4:34 pm
When Governor Jindal addressed the Louisiana Legislature on March 31, he made it very clear that workforce development will be the primary focus of his administration during this session. Seeking to improve Louisiana’s image for economic development, the governor tackled ethics reform in an earlier special session and business tax reform in a second.
|Riverfront can serve public as well as commerce
April 09, 2008 at 4:33 pm
It is unfortunate that with the many pleasures the people of New Orleans have enjoyed these many years, living along the river was not one of them.
|Property tax reforms are in danger
April 02, 2008 at 1:12 pm
After much anticipation, Governor Jindal’s Tax Commission was sworn into office on March 18, 2008.
April 02, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Newspapers are published mainly for reading news. But pictures can sometimes deliver a message that the printed word cannot.
|Accounting policies conform to accepted principles
March 26, 2008 at 1:49 pm
To the editor:
I am writing in response to the article that appeared in last week's issue of your newspaper. Unfortunately, the attention-grabbing headline does not reflect the content of the article. It also does not reflect that the audit determined the accounting and reporting policies of the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department do, in fact, conform to generally accepted accounting principles as applicable to governmental units.
|Finance Dept. didn’t read auditor’s letter
March 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm
To the Editor:
On the issue of possible financial improprieties in the use of public funds (the fire stations receive a great percentage of their income from tax dollars), I find it extraordinary that the Finance Dept. of St. Charles Parish (who, it appears, is supposed to review audits of the fire stations) did not even bother to read the auditor's letter which accompanied the audit. This is a very important part of the audit. SCP itself had withheld payment to the fire station for many months following information that the auditor could not prepare the audit because information was being withheld.
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