Editorial

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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Opposition surfaces for governor’s juvenile justice bills

District attorneys are expected to oppose a move to include 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system, one of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ centerpiece proposals for this legislative session.Read More...
April 08, 2016 at 12:03 pm
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The costly lesson of poor auto care

How often should I change my oil?Read More...
April 01, 2016 at 8:00 am
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State tax giveaways on long-term legislative table

The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee has been reviewing dozens of tax credits, exemptions and rebates at its meetings during the ongoing regular session, but any legislation to change them may have to wait until the 2017 session or a possible second special session this year, whichever come first.Read More...
April 01, 2016 at 8:00 am
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Polls show grim political outlook for state government

Two new polls out from the University of New Orleans’ Survey Research Center and LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab reveal that the public has serious concerns about the budget and the direction the state is heading as the Legislature launches into its second session of the year. Read More...
March 25, 2016 at 10:00 am
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U.S. Senate forum offers preview of campaign points

The Police Jury Association hosted a U.S. Senate forum earlier this month and it offered an early preview of what the leading candidates will be talking about on the campaign trail and which ones are likely to bump heads first. Read More...
March 18, 2016 at 6:23 am
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Opera says death penalty not needed

One of the most interesting operas of our time was staged by the New Orleans Opera Association this past weekend.Read More...
March 10, 2016 at 4:36 am
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Wildcats win seventh straight, best Alexandria in opening round
Wildcats win seventh straight, best Alexandria in opening round
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J.R. Blood connected with three different Destrehan receivers for touchdowns as the Wildcats put away visiting Alexandria to advance to round two of the Class 5A postseason, winning 33-14 at Wildcat Stadium.