Editorial

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Removing uncertainty from the state budget

A story in a Baton Rouge newspaper reports various proposed efforts to balance the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.Read More...
January 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm
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Public undecided on budget solutions

“There’s no consensus.” Read More...
January 30, 2015 at 12:42 pm
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The gift of life of little Suzanne

I remember my grandmother (Meemaw) and mother sharing with me the story of little Suzanne. She was Meemaw’s fifth child. My mother was 9 years old at the time of Suzanne’s birth. I can still tear up as I reminisce of the love in their hearts for Suzanne as they shared about her life and death.Read More...
January 23, 2015 at 10:39 am
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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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St. Charles Parish Teachers of the Year
St. Charles Parish Teachers of the Year
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St. Charles Parish Public School System’s Teachers of the Year were named at a March 9 banquet at Ormond Plantation.