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New state tax tudy gets underway
September 12 at 11:08 am
By Jeremy Alford

When LSU economist and Revenue Estimating Conference member Jim Richardson conducted his first major tax study in 1987, he was pleased to discover it had a great shelf life.

Lie, cheat, steal and fail
September 05 at 10:21 am
By Deacon G

How does lying, cheating and stealing creep into people’s lives?

November turnout forecasted at 45-50 percent November turnout forecasted at 45-50 percent
September 05 at 10:18 am
By Jeremy Alford

While bogged down with qualifying candidates last month, Secretary of State Tom Schedler didn’t lose sight of the true endgame coming in November and December.

Pornography is another silent killer
August 29 at 1:08 pm
High blood pressure is called the silent killer because a person can walk around for years without warnings or symptoms, and then out of nowhere it makes its grand entrance in the form of a heart attack or stroke.

Governor being watched closely as exit approaches
August 29 at 1:06 pm
With expectations mounting that Gov. Bobby Jindal will soon announce his campaign for president, attention is turning to not only who he will bring along with him but also what will transpire politically back home during the transition.

Agency ordered to ignore tax collection
August 22 at 10:40 am
The state constitution prohibits the legislature from passing a new tax or increasing an existing tax in a Regular Session in an even-numbered year.

Ground game, turnout could decide Senate race
August 22 at 10:38 am
While hopes are high for turnout this fall, a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate suggests that Louisiana’s midterm face-offs may amount to nothing special in terms of votes cast.

Education is a parent’s responsibility
August 15 at 10:03 am
By "Deacon G"

With the start of the new school year, let’s look back to the first day we can remember going to school. For some of us it was frightful. As we were being separated from the security of our home for the very first time, we perhaps received more than a gentle nudge to get on the bus.

Some union memberships dip in volatile climate
August 15 at 10:02 am
By Jeremy Alford

Declines in membership are posing serious challenges for some teachers unions, but even those experiencing growth spurts are uncertain what the future political environment will look like in a state that’s trending both conservative and pro-business.

Dems, GOP target ‘15 session for shared agenda
August 08 at 9:26 am
By Jeremy Alford

While the Democratic and Republican parties in Louisiana have decided to team up to pursue unlimited fundraising possibilities on the federal level, there may also be a shared legislative agenda in the works on the state level for the 2015 session.

Analysis: Louisiana Democrats running in president’s shadow
August 01 at 10:15 am
By Jeremy Alford

If President Barack Obama’s poll numbers, and those for his health care law, haven’t yet bottomed out in the Bayou State, then Democrats, accruing to pollsters and consultants, surely don’t want to know what the statistical floor actually looks like.

Edwards reveals income for campaign Edwards reveals income for campaign
July 25 at 10:45 am
By Jeremy Alford

As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.

Senate race becomes most expensive ever waged in state
July 18 at 9:27 am
By Jeremy Alford

If you’re already growing weary of seeing all those television ads about Louisiana’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race, then you’ll take little comfort in learning that there’s now more money flowing into the candidates’ campaign accounts than in any other comparable statewide election in recent history.

Alcoholism takes away peace
July 11 at 9:24 am
By "Deacon G"

How many of us at one time or another have had one too many to drink? Perhaps it happened accidentally in our youth. We saw the older kids or adults drinking and since we were told we were too young to drink, we were even more tempted to find out what the “poisoned fruit” was all about.

Testing the Tea: Maness campaign fully steeped in Senate race
July 11 at 9:22 am
By Jeremy Alford

While his campaign for the U.S. Senate has so far been defined by money and endorsements from national tea party groups, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness of Mandeville could soon have the backing of the Family Research Council’s Action PAC, or political action committee.

We are hope for hopeless
July 04 at 8:00 am
Some of us have experienced times in our lives when things just seemed hopeless. Perhaps we had lost a job and of course it happened right after we came back from vacation.

State bar backs marijuana reform
July 04 at 8:00 am
Feeling that lawmakers were ignoring them, marijuana advocates held a rally at the State Capitol last month to gain traction for their chosen issue.

Hope remains for state transportation reform
June 27 at 9:33 am
By Jeremy Alford

The push by state Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, this year to restructure the strategic decision-making process at the Department of Transportation and Development crossed an important threshold last week with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature on his cornerstone legislation.

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Young QB leads Destrehan to blowout win over Helen Cox
Young QB leads Destrehan to blowout win over Helen Cox
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In only his second game as a starter, Destrehan sophomore quarterback Marquise Darensbourg threw two touchdowns and ran for another in the first half of the Wildcats’ 48-7 win over Helen Cox on Friday.