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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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Why are we fertilizing the Gulf of Mexico

There is one place where fertilizer provides no benefits. And that is in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
In fact, it is deadly there - - to fish that is one of the mainstays of our state’s economy.Read More...
June 21, 2007 at 2:02 pm
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St. Charles Borromeo KIDS are helping to rebuild New Orleans

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan hosted a week long work camp June 3 through June 9 where teen volunteers from St. Charles Parish and all over the country gathered in teams to gut homes and clean yards in stormed damaged areas in Orleans Parish.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:44 pm
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Who says there won’t be a governor’s race? In Louisiana? Surely, you jest!

One would think the presidential race is tomorrow and the governor’s race a year away with the amount of campaigning going on for each.Read More...
June 13, 2007 at 2:40 pm
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Second man sentenced in connection with 2015 Super Bowl drug bust
Second man sentenced in connection with 2015 Super Bowl drug bust
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Juan Alberto Salinas, who also was arrested in the 2015 major drug bust at a St. Rose man's home on Super Bowl Sunday, pleaded guilty and was recently sentenced on a charge of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I controlled dangerous substance.