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Editorial

The federal tax congress does not want to talk about

You may not know this, but you are paying a hidden tax when you pay your local taxes. Your tax bill is larger than it needs to be, despite extraordinary efforts by our local school board to cut costs. The reason for this is that two federal laws (No Child Left Behind, enacted in 1965, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) are not receiving the funding Congress promised when they passed the legislation.
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Katrina shakes up flood insurance

Even in the aftermath of two major hurricanes — one, Katrina, that barely missed St. Charles Parish — many local residents are still not heading the warnings of purchasing flood insurance, especially those living in Zone X, areas that are determined by the federal government to be out of the 500-year plain. Most importantly, those living in Zone X are not required to buy flood insurance. […]