Inventory tax repeal equals biz tax increase

You have to wonder how much thought the business community has given to the impact of repealing the ad valorem tax on inventories.Read More...
May 08, 2015 at 12:44 pm

PAR: Cut legislative, judiciary budgets

There are only two areas of state government that have standstill budgets for the next fiscal year: the legislative and judicial branches, with $108 million and $176 million proposed, respectively. Read More...
May 08, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Economic secretary facing final session, replacement unknown

Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret was peppered with questions by members of the Senate Finance Committee last week and offered them a mini-preview of several business issues to be debated in what will be his final session working for the governor. Read More...
May 01, 2015 at 10:07 am

St. Charles Parish - Public wants accountability on the parish’s tax proposals

With 6.2 mills of property taxes proposed for a levee protection system and wastewater system upgrades, St. Charles Parish residents told parish officials they acknowledged the need but wanted more accountability before they’d pull the lever for the referendums at the May 2 election.Read More...
April 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Louisiana House Ministry of Propaganda

As I have noted before, the Louisiana Lege has one of the best websites in the country for getting information about what our leges are doing, especially during lege sessions.
Recently, while searching for some information I saw the “News Link” page of the House Communications Office.Read More...
April 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

Opening of session ignites race for House speaker

Although the governor has traditionally enjoyed tremendous influence over whom the House selects as its leader — and even though the gubernatorial contest is far from being decided — there are already 10 representatives who tell LaPolitics they are either running for speaker or are considering the internal race. Read More...
April 17, 2015 at 11:37 am

Reflecting on divine mercy, public revelation

As I reflect on what devotion to divine mercy is for me, I am aware that I would be totally depressed and left to my wretchedness without His mercy. I would be hopeless and wallowing in a mud puddle of my sins and disorders….Read More...
April 10, 2015 at 10:03 am

Make a difference in the world

There are some people who, by the nature of their jobs, get to make a difference in the world every day. These include, but certainly are not limited to teachers, policemen, health care professionals, and high school guidance counselors.Read More...
April 10, 2015 at 9:59 am

A Duck Dynasty candidate for lieutenant governor?

Since his showing last year in the 5th CongressionalDistrict race, when he was barely edged out of the runoff, Duck Dynasty cousin Zach Dasher’s political future has been wide open — and now it includes speculation about running for the second highest statewide Louisiana office.Read More...
April 10, 2015 at 9:42 am

Statewide officials looking at fee changes

With the governor opposed to any net tax increases this session, practically every corner of state government is turning to fees as an avenue to generate additional dollars for the upcoming fiscal year. Read More...
March 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

Radio ad pulls Jindal into governor’s race

State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, has thrown the first media jab in the race for governor with a radio spot that started airing on black radio stations two weeks ago in the Acadiana region. Read More...
March 13, 2015 at 10:44 am

Think twice before anointing politician a ‘reformer’

It has become common to equate a new face in government with positive change. That is particularly true when that person has little or no track record in government.Read More...
March 06, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Transportation allies refuse to take backseat to budget

Heading into the fall of 2014, before oil prices dropped, the Common Core education standards reignited a controversial debate and the proverbial wheels completely fell off of the state budget, transportation advocates were driving with momentum. Read More...
March 06, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Legislative fight over union dues resurrected

The reshuffling of embers and the chair on the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee has given yet another life to the debate over union dues. Read More...
February 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Governor’s field still waiting on Landrieu

Some say he will. Others downright call it unfathomable. Most simply have no idea what he’ll do. Read More...
February 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Jindal: No on tax increases, maybe on fees

While proposals to increase taxes may be dead on arrival when reaching Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk, the administration seems willing to at least review fee changes this session, based on a request for comment by LaPolitics. Read More...
February 06, 2015 at 1:05 pm

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Krewe of Lul: The man who started it all
Krewe of Lul: The man who started it all
After riding in the Krewe of Des Allemands parade, Vernon Higgins decided it was time to turn talk into action about forming their own parade in Luling.