Editorial

Louisiana’s U.S. senators gearing up to aid Trump

Roughly four weeks after endorsing Donald Trump’s bid for president, Louisiana’s two U.S. senators are standing ready to help the presumptive GOP nominee. Read More...
June 03, 2016 at 9:19 am
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New questions loom around the Saudis

By Don Briggs

It appears that the fox is now in the hen house in Saudi Arabia. Or is he? Many questions are circulating as to the changes that are taking place with the new oil minister of Saudi Arabia. Read More...
May 27, 2016 at 10:46 am
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Honoring our heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day has long served as the day of honoring our fallen heroes.Read More...
May 27, 2016 at 10:44 am
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New details emerging for second special session

Those working in concert with Gov. John Bel Edwards on the possibility of a second special session say two options are on the table, including a start time of the evening of June 6, just moments after the ongoing regular session adjourns at 6 p.m. Read More...
May 27, 2016 at 10:38 am
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Merging your money when you marry

By Ryan LeBlanc

Getting married is exciting, but it brings many challenges. One such challenge that you and your spouse will have to face is how to merge your finances. Planning carefully and communicating clearly are important, because the financial decisions that you make now can have a lasting impact on your future.
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May 20, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Attorney general’s budget faces hurdles

The Louisiana House took a possibly unprecedented stance last week when it approved a standalone appropriations bill, apart from the state budget, for the attorney general’s Justice Department. Read More...
May 19, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Budget changes set stage for political brawl

In a dramatic shift away from the Edwards Administration’s priorities, the House Appropriations Committee advanced a state budget on Monday that gives the attorney general autonomous spending control, eliminates the office of inspector general, reverses cuts to a free college tuition program and reallocates funding reductions for safety-net hospitals. Read More...
May 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
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The Voyageurs traveled the bayous

By Terry Jones

Bayous, lakes and rivers have long served as Louisiana’s economic highways. Today, diesel-powered tugs push strings of barges up and down our innumerable waterways, but long ago commercial boats were moved by a colorful set of men known as voyageurs.Read More...
May 06, 2016 at 10:42 am
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Should online retailers track your Louisiana purchases?

The state House of Representatives will soon hear a bill that would require online retailers like Amazon to track purchases made by Louisiana residents and report to the state how much in sales taxes they owe. Read More...
May 06, 2016 at 10:37 am
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Are you prepared to retire?

By Ryan LeBlanc

Retirement used to conjure up images of lazy days spent in a rocking chair. Read More...
April 28, 2016 at 5:31 pm
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Lawmakers taking deep dive on immigration issues

Two bills that have been moved to the House floor in Louisiana could put pressure on law enforcement agencies in major metropolitan areas to cooperate with federal officials when policing undocumented immigrants.Read More...
April 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm
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Chamber: Higher taxes, promoting growth

Festival time is here and the weather has been fantastic.Read More...
April 22, 2016 at 8:00 am
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Fallout over revised budget with less revenue begins

Hinting at a second special session that may start the day after the ongoing regular session ends, on June 7, Gov. John Bel Edwards made a personal appearance before the House Appropriations Committee last week to reveal his proposed budget changes to address $750 million in less revenue for next fiscal year. Read More...
April 22, 2016 at 8:00 am
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The pile grows taller on the backs of oil and gas

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April 15, 2016 at 9:06 am
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Legislature to consider fantasy gaming wagers

Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, is already facing opposition to his HB 676 to legalize fantasy gaming — think football, basketball and baseball — before the bill has even had its first hearing.Read More...
April 15, 2016 at 8:00 am
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Louisiana’s only fatal alligator attack

Past Times by Terry Jones

Alligator numbers have exploded in the last 25 years, but for some reason attacks on humans are extremely rare in this state. Read More...
April 08, 2016 at 12:06 pm
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Tigers alum stars in bullpen for MLB’s Blue Jays
Tigers alum stars in bullpen for MLB’s Blue Jays
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A former Hahnville High School star, Aaron Loup has not only made it in the majors, he’s thrived there.