|Focus on temporary revenue in crunch time
June 02, 2011 at 3:03 pm
It was quite a week on the fiscal front at the state Legislature. Accusations and epithets were flying as crunch time began to approach in the effort to reconcile state spending with the amount of revenues that has been certified as being available to place in the budget.
|Area would benefit from rapid rail
June 02, 2011 at 3:02 pm
In some ways, southeast Louisiana, with St. Charles Parish in the middle, has become one big metropolitan area. Just look at the figures.
|‘Tis the season to be prepared
June 02, 2011 at 3:01 pm
Whew! We got through the high river water so far with not too much damage. Just in time to introduce the 2011 Hurricane Season.
|Letter to the Editor
May 27, 2011 at 9:47 am
A letter from Paul Hogan, Councilman District IV
|Rainwater doesn’t understand his job
May 27, 2011 at 9:47 am
The Associated Press’s Melinda Deslatte wrote a column about the scare tactics being used by Commissioner of Administration (“COA”) Paul Rainwater and other state agency heads as a result of the actions of the House Appropriations Committee.
|Our business climate matters
May 27, 2011 at 9:45 am
The current national economic downturn is the worst the nation has experienced since the economic malaise of the early 1980s. Many of us in Louisiana remember well how that terrible recession and the plunge in energy prices devastated our state's economy. Thousands of Louisiana businesses went bankrupt or left the state, and millions of our workers moved away to find employment elsewhere. It took a full decade for our economy to begin to find solid footing again. It was the most painful economic era since the Great Depression for our people.
|With all the problems, it’s still a wonderful world
May 27, 2011 at 9:44 am
As the Mighty Mississippi rolls through southeast Louisiana, it is gratifying to see that what could have been may not happen. In other words, we won’t be up to our ear lobes in water overflowing into our neighborhoods.
|Abandoned rigs are beneficial to Gulf
May 27, 2011 at 9:43 am
Believe it or not, one of the best things to happen in the Gulf of Mexico in past decades has been the drilling for oil there.
|Good, bad legislation when it comes to education
May 20, 2011 at 11:58 am
Most of the buzz surrounding the current legislative session has revolved around the projected $1.6 billion shortfall in the state budget.
|Income tax repeal would make life easier
May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am
Bills have been introduced into the state legislature to eliminate the state income tax, which may be a good idea but not for the next couple of years. We are already at deficit status and doing it right away would make it difficult to keep the state in business.
|Budget problems main focus in Baton Rouge battle
May 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm
The 144 members of the Legislature didn’t exactly enjoy the recent Special Session on redistricting. As noted in previous columns, redrawing districts to correspond to population changes enumerated in the federal census is an exercise that invariably creates hard feelings.
|Our state faces another major threat
May 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Louisiana has had some difficult years recently and 2011 could fit into that mold. We’re talking about the possibility of the water-laden Mississippi River overflowing and flooding surrounding areas in south Louisiana.
|Bin Laden’s death not the end of the war
May 05, 2011 at 2:39 pm
The murderer of more than 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 has finally received his due. Osama bin Laden was buried at the bottom of the sea after U. S. forces put him to death earlier this week.
|At what cost do we continue to support the hospital?
April 29, 2011 at 9:36 am
The citizens of St. Charles Parish have always supported, with their vote and their taxes, the operation and maintenance of the St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling; however, the question now becomes, at what cost?
|Chaisson sets stage for fiscal session
April 29, 2011 at 9:31 am
St. Charles’ own Sen. Joel Chaisson, who is also the Louisiana Senate President, put it right when he tried to set the legislative session starting this week on the right course.
|Easter brings us hope for a better world
April 21, 2011 at 10:11 am
Now that the traditional revelry of Carnival and the serious reflections of Lent have just about past, the hopeful season of Easter is upon us. It gives inspiration that the future can be what we make of it.
|Budget chairman moves toward fiscal sanity
April 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
If you don’t know much about Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee in Washington, you may want to Google him. You will be hearing a lot from him and about him in the years to come.
|Kennedy seems to know what state needs
April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am
St. Charles Rotary Club had an interesting speaker last week, one who could become governor of our state some day. John Kennedy is now state treasurer and has given his opinion of the financial situation in the state and how to fix it many times.
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Speed patrols return to I-310 after months-long absence - 1794 views
Over the past four months, those who often travel the elevated portions of I-10 and I-310 in St. Charles Parish have noticed a lack of state troopers on the interstate.
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