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Statewide officials looking at fee changes
March 20 at 10:42 am
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.

Radio ad pulls Jindal into governor’s race
March 13 at 10:44 am
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.

Think twice before anointing politician a ‘reformer’
March 06 at 1:28 pm
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.

Transportation allies refuse to take backseat to budget
March 06 at 1:20 pm
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.

Legislative fight over union dues resurrected
February 27 at 2:24 pm
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.

Governor’s field still waiting on Landrieu
February 13 at 1:20 pm
Some say he will. Others downright call it unfathomable. Most simply have no idea what he’ll do.

Jindal: No on tax increases, maybe on fees
February 06 at 1:05 pm
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.

Removing uncertainty from the state budget
January 30 at 12:43 pm
A story in a Baton Rouge newspaper reports various proposed efforts to balance the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Public undecided on budget solutions
January 30 at 12:42 pm
“There’s no consensus.”

The gift of life of little Suzanne
January 23 at 10:39 am
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.

By 2020, half of state legislature may be gone
January 23 at 10:38 am
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.

Do we just live for the moment?
January 16 at 2:31 pm
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.

Major state tax study taking shape
January 16 at 2:27 pm
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.

Latest poll predicts Democrat-Republican runoff for governor Latest poll predicts Democrat-Republican runoff for governor
January 09 at 9:28 am
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.

Treasurer considering leap to attorney general
December 19, 2014 at 9:55 am
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.

Congressional victors already have committee assignments
December 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm
The U.S. House Republican Steering Committee has already set aside committee seats for the victors of Louisiana’s recent congressional runoffs.

We need to take responsibility for ourselves
December 05, 2014 at 11:13 am
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.

State budget debacle only just beginning
December 05, 2014 at 11:12 am
How will lawmakers deal with a $1.4 billion budget hole next year?

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Paradis man caught  after  attempted armed  robbery
Paradis man caught after attempted armed robbery
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Just minutes after receiving an alert about an attempted armed robbery of a gas station in Edgard, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a blue Ford Explorer fitting the description of the getaway vehicle on Highway 3127 and had three suspects in custody.