Editorial

By 2020, half of state legislature may be gone

Term limits were approved by Louisiana voters in 1995 by a vote of 76 percent, but they didn’t go into effect until roughly eight years ago. Read More...
January 23, 2015 at 10:38 am
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Do we just live for the moment?

In the 1966 British movie “Alfie,” the title song poses the questions “What’s it all about, Alfie? Is it just for the moment we live?” These questions are ones that each of us must answer for ourselves.Read More...
January 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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Major state tax study taking shape

As the public conversation about tax incentives grows louder and lawmakers move ever closer to the term-ending fiscal session of 2015, pressure is building for a comprehensive tax study being overseen by Louisiana State University and partly underwritten by the state. Read More...
January 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm
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Latest poll predicts Democrat-Republican runoff for governor

Louisiana’s open primary system allows for all candidates, regardless of party, to run on a single ballot, which in races for governor has traditionally created a runoff with a Republican versus a Democrat.Read More...
January 09, 2015 at 9:28 am
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Treasurer considering leap to attorney general

As speculation about a possible campaign for governor grew over the past few months, Treasurer John Kennedy was actually, very quietly, paving a path to run for attorney general, sources tell LaPolitics. But he has not yet decided if the race is right for him.Read More...
December 19, 2014 at 9:55 am
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Congressional victors already have committee assignments

The U.S. House Republican Steering Committee has already set aside committee seats for the victors of Louisiana’s recent congressional runoffs. Read More...
December 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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We need to take responsibility for ourselves

When things go wrong, we sometimes begin to feel sorry for ourselves or we become envious of other’s success. It may be that we lost a job, we missed out on a promotion at work, or we wonder why we don’t have the big house with the swimming pool. We begin to make excuses, we wallow in self-pity, or we blame someone else for our plight. Let’s examine some of these situations.Read More...
December 05, 2014 at 11:13 am
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State budget debacle only just beginning

How will lawmakers deal with a $1.4 billion budget hole next year?Read More...
December 05, 2014 at 11:12 am
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Vitter, Nungesser lead early 2015 poll

Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host. Read More...
November 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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We must vote our conscience

As citizens of the United States, we have a responsibility to vote. It’s gift that has been given to us by the lives and deaths of many patriots.Read More...
November 21, 2014 at 10:37 am
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Candidates for attorney general still stacking up

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will likely be called many things during the 2015 election cycle, but lonely will not be one of them. Read More...
November 21, 2014 at 10:36 am
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Do you know what true hunger is?

How many of us have ever been on a diet? We start off the first day with a light breakfast. (So far, so good. We knew we could do this.) About mid-morning we get the urge for a snack. (We pass on this. We’ve got will power.) It’s getting to 11:30. We begin to wonder, “Isn’t it about time for lunch?” Read More...
November 14, 2014 at 9:46 am
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State legislators had rough time on ballot

Of the eight state legislators who ran for other offices on the primary ballot this year, only two are leaving the Legislature for sure, another is facing a runoff and five others were handed defeats. Read More...
November 14, 2014 at 9:43 am
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Is money the root of all evil?

How many of us have too much money? I don’t know about you, but I’m surely not on that yacht yet. Many of us yearn to win the lottery, but even if we did, it probably would only provide temporary happiness. It’s not unusual for a lottery winner to be broke within a few years. There can be a good deal of stress associated with financial planning, trying to remain anonymous so as to avoid all those third cousins twice removed from looking for a handout, and dealing with good old Uncle Sam. Yet most of us wouldn’t mind taking our chances.Read More...
November 07, 2014 at 9:48 am
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Political polling locked up during primary season

A cornerstone of campaigning slowly came to a troubling halt during Louisiana’s primary election season for some candidates and campaigns. Read More...
November 07, 2014 at 9:46 am
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New Orleans once again center of Landrieu universe

Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders. Read More...
October 24, 2014 at 9:32 am
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Norco man sought for vehicle burglaries
Norco man sought for vehicle burglaries
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Richard Travis Barham of Norco is being sought in connection with alleged vehicle burglaries at Shell-Motiva, also in Norco.