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Stiffed again on medical re-design in Louisiana

Close to the end of the recently completed legislative session, the Legislature—obviously with the support of the governor—stiffed the taxpayers of Louisiana for $300 million. Perhaps it was hard to notice this obscene gesture cast in our direction because of the stampede of spending going on at the same time. However, it deserves to be noticed by everyone who pays taxes in any form or fashion to the state treasury.Read More...
July 19, 2007 at 9:52 am
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Moore’s film should promote health care debate

Michael Moore’s new movie - - “Sicko” - - should stir up a lot of debate on the present condition of the health care system in the United States. According to the controversial producer, it is in bad shape.Read More...
July 19, 2007 at 9:50 am
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Lawmakers send 4 pro-life bills to governor

By Dorinda C. Bordlee,

Bioethics Defense Fund Executive Director

BATON ROUGE - As the 2007 Louisiana Legislative session came to a close, several pro-life victories came to fruition.
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July 12, 2007 at 8:48 am
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Louisiana: the nanny state

Governor Blanco caused quite a stir during the closing days of the recent legislative session when she chided legislators by telling them that “Mama” wasn’t very happy with their actions and would have to “discipline” them if they continued to “misbehave” by pursuing too many tax cuts. Signs popped up on many legislators’ desks expressing the sentiments that the governor wasn’t their mother and their constituents wanted different spending and tax reduction proposals than those in favor with the governor.Read More...
July 12, 2007 at 8:42 am
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Supreme Court shifts to right

The U. S. Supreme Court has definitely become more conservative. The customary 5-4 vote that used to take a lefthand turn now goes toward the right.Read More...
July 12, 2007 at 8:40 am
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Teen girl banned from school for chastity ring heads to court

ENGLAND - A teenage girl who was banned by her school from wearing a "purity ring" is taking her case to the High Court.Read More...
July 05, 2007 at 9:02 am
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Ama residents sound off in a letter to the Council

In a letter submitted to the St. Charles Parish Council on June 28, concerned residents in Ama express their frustrations and disappointment with the approval process:Read More...
July 05, 2007 at 8:56 am
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Are term limits good or bad for state?

There are pros ad cons to term limits which the Louisiana Legislature is experiencing for the first time this year. The cons, of course, include the loss of whatever lesiglators gain through years of experience in moving the desires of their constituents into state law. There also is a loss of association among legislators who work together for the benefit of the state.Read More...
July 05, 2007 at 8:53 am
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Millages should not be permanent fixtures

When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that day’s assessment roll.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm
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Millages should not be permanent fixtures



When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that day’s assessment roll.
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June 28, 2007 at 11:27 am
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Remember Last Island, Audrey, Katrina . . . and be prepared

It was 50 years ago when the most destructive hurricane in history hit Louisiana’s coast - - until the debacle two years ago.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:25 am
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How big should Big Charity be?

The Housing and Urban Development agency in Washington just sent down some good news and bad news for our state government. HUD has been reviewing Louisiana’s plans to use $300 million in federal dollars for the construction of a new Charity Hospital in New Orleans.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:23 am
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The business of doing good

A recent headline points out why it wouldn't be a bad idea to post the Ten Commandments in our schools.Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:20 am
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ACLU fights Jesus in Slidell courthouse

For the past ten years, a portrait of Jesus Christ in the Slidell City Court created no controversy. It had been hanging in the lobby of the courthouse ever since it was originally constructed in 1997. In that time, not one person had complained to court officials. Read More...
June 28, 2007 at 11:17 am
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Religion Making Headlines

June 21, 2007 at 6:04 pm
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Vatican issues 10 Commandments for motorists - and LORD KNOWS it’s time

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thou shall not drive under the influence of alcohol. Thou shall respect speed limits. Thou shall not consider a car an object of personal glorification or use it as a place of sin.Read More...
June 21, 2007 at 6:00 pm
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Boutte man sentenced to life in prison for  murder
Boutte man sentenced to life in prison for murder
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Larry Thompson of Boutte was recently sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2014 Christmas shooting of 23-year-old David Scott of Houston.