|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.
|Should old Charity be saved?
March 26, 2008 at 1:47 pm
A controversy is going on now about the future of Charity Hospital in New Orleans which was put out of commission by Hurricane Katrina. Should it be restored as the new Charity Hospital that is now being planned or demolished and put into the trash heap of history?
|Spending cap in state gets a lot of attention
March 19, 2008 at 11:39 am
The rhetoric is flying over Louisiana’s constitutionally imposed expenditure limit on the growth of the state budget, a feature commonly called the “spending cap.”
|Corps should accept west bank levee compromise
March 19, 2008 at 11:37 am
While other areas are in the process of trying to get upgrades in their hurricane protection levees, the west bank of St. Charles still does not even have such a structure.
|Obama wins St. Charles
March 12, 2008 at 11:06 am
In an effort to bring a message of change all across the country, Barak Obama has continued to do well in the presidential primary, perhaps a sign of history in the making. He’s winning in states like Mississippi, and other sections of the country that might have seemed unlikely to some people.
|Putting some sense into politics
March 12, 2008 at 11:04 am
The following column was published four years ago almost to this date. It is just as timely now as then because it concerns presidential politics during an election year. It tells of a movement then that sought to put into perspective just what voters should consider when they vote for president. It follows:
|William F. Buckley
March 05, 2008 at 2:00 pm
The founder of the modern conservative movement in America, William F. Buckley Jr., recently passed away at his home in Connecticut.
|Legislature goes back to work next week
March 05, 2008 at 1:58 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t let the legislature rest. He is calling them into another special session to start Sunday.
Good for him. We have a lot to do in state government. And the governor is letting us know he is not going to wait around to do the things he promised.
|State board of education sends mixed messages
February 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm
Recently, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) took steps to take over 10 public schools that were deemed “failed” by Louisiana’s public education accountability program.
|Time is ripe for new friendship in Cuba
February 27, 2008 at 1:06 pm
The U. S. has an excellent chance to make things right with Cuba now that Fidel Castro has retired.
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