Editorial

Is nationalization of industry on the agenda in Washington?

I had to shake my head and refocus my eyes when I read the following words from a news story: “House Democrats responded to President Bush’s call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling….Among other things, the Democrats called for government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply.”Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:48 pm
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Big pay raise not what the governor ordered

Term limits created an almost completely new legislature this year. That legislature’s exuberance in wanting to get a b ig raise right off the bat may create an almost new legislature next time, too. The reaction among voters has been overwhelmingly negative.Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:47 pm
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Summer is time to beautify, educate, celebrate

By Renee Allemand
Crews around the parish are working hard this summer on some new beautification projects,they’re also getting a fringe benefit. Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 11:39 am
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TheLeiberman-Warner act dies (Temporarily)

The U.S. Senate wisely decided recently not to bring a very controversial bill, the Climate Security Act, to a floor vote. The legislation, co-sponsored by Senators Joe Leiberman and John Warner, would have attempted to ration carbon emissions by enacting a massive “cap-and-trade” system.Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 11:37 am
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Jindal breaks word to voters

Jindal then
MAKE THE LEGISLATURE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE CITIZENS THEY REPRESENT:Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 11:35 am
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Big problem ahead for next president

Our next President may have a major problem. It could perhaps be somewhat like the problem George W. Bush faced soon after he assumed the chief executive slot.Read More...
June 11, 2008 at 12:42 pm
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Unemployment compensation funds there for rainy days

With little more than a couple of weeks remaining in the Legislature’s regular session, a good bill has passed that should not go unheralded.Read More...
June 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm
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Parish helping citizens prepare for hurricanes

By Renee Allemand
Believe it or not, we're already five days in to Hurricane Season 2008. Read More...
June 04, 2008 at 11:39 am
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Up next - - the race for vice president

We’re sure Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu is feverishly hoping Sen. John McCain will choose Gov. Bobby Jindal as his running mate in the coming presidential election.Read More...
June 04, 2008 at 11:37 am
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Governor does well on Greta’s show

Following his Memorial Day weekend at John McCain’s ranch, Governor Bobby Jindal appeared on Greta Van Susteren’s show on Fox News.Read More...
June 04, 2008 at 11:36 am
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The $1.25 billion question

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. Read More...
May 28, 2008 at 3:09 pm
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What to do with big Charity?

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.Read More...
May 28, 2008 at 3:07 pm
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Maybe someday we’ll eliminate income taxes

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.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm
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Parish hopping with activity

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.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm
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Spillway should be put to more frequent use

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.Read More...
May 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm
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Jindal tells Washington it’s a new day in state

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.
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May 14, 2008 at 1:49 pm
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Body of man from capsized boat identified
Body of man from capsized boat identified
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The body of a man lost when his workboat capsized in the Mississippi River near the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge on Dec. 30 has been identified as Jayme Swafford, 36, of Hammond.