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Moret backtracks on state’s ‘booming economy’
April 17 at 12:56 pm
In a fit of unusual candor, the ethically-challenged head of economic development, Stephen Moret, admitted that Louisiana was NOT experiencing an economic boom.

Easter is a time to rejoice
April 17 at 12:53 pm
Have you planned a special celebration for Easter Sunday?

Will GOP endorse Cassidy campaign?
April 17 at 12:44 pm
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.

Bill would put turnout target on tax elections
April 11 at 11:48 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, wants lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would force local governments and political subdivisions to adhere to new guidelines for tax elections. The coming debate could be a barnburner, pitting the business lobby against school boards, parish councils, police juries, mayors and other local entities.

Marriage - Who needs a piece of paper?
April 04 at 9:17 am
By “Deacon G” Gautrau

Most of us wouldn’t buy a car from someone who couldn’t supply us with a clear title. We wouldn’t just bring any infant home from the hospital without a birth certificate telling us the baby is ours and we wouldn’t buy a house without a warranty deed. There are things we can’t do without a license, such as driving, hunting or fishing.

Mary Landrieu takes aim at ‘Jindal Gap’
April 04 at 9:15 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Even though she’s busy running her own race, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is lending a hand to the policy campaign being undertaken by state Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa.

To give life or to take it
March 28 at 11:37 am
For some women, becoming pregnant is the happiest day of their lives. For others, it can become one of the saddest days. Why is there such a divergence in emotions?

A very different hayride for Edwards
March 28 at 11:35 am
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, is traveling a campaign trail that’s dissimilar in many ways from the one he successfully maneuvered last in 1991.

Bernhard making rounds for governor
March 07 at 9:24 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Jim Bernhard, who engineered the sale The Shaw Group for $3 billion, recently has told several people involved in Democratic politics that he intends to run for governor in 2015. According to three of those sources, Bernhard told them he will be a candidate, while another said Bernhard told him he is “strongly considering” the race.

Race for attorney general has many facets
February 28 at 10:47 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford
Former Congressman Jeff Landry announced Monday that he wants to be Louisiana’s top lawyer and will be challenging incumbent Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in 2015.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day every day
February 14 at 1:43 pm
By "Deacon G" Gautrau
“A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.” (Frank A. Clark)

Another Super PAC tiptoes into Senate race
February 14 at 1:42 pm
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

Why should U.S. Sen. David Vitter have all the fun? He shouldn’t, according to the architects of the new Blue Pelican Super PAC that is being built up to support the re-election of senior Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Jindal budget ‘shell game’
February 07 at 9:10 am
Still scratching my head over where Bobby Jindal found the extra $50 million in state funds to give to higher education in his proposed FY15 budget, but I may have found the source.

Abortion poll sets stage for legislative debates
February 07 at 9:05 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

After surviving attempts by lawmakers to defund it last year, Planned Parenthood is circulating the results of a November poll that suggest voters’ attitudes about reproductive health and pregnancy in Louisiana do not fit neatly along a pro-life to pro-choice continuum.

I didn’t get to say goodbye
January 31 at 12:41 pm
By "Deacon G" Gautrau

This morning I woke up dead. I know it because I just read my name in the death notices.

Edwin Edwards polling in 6th congressional race
January 31 at 12:39 pm
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

Whether or not former Gov. Edwin Edwards is seriously considering running for Congress, some of his allies have commissioned a poll to gauge his strength in the 6th District race this fall.

America’s melting pot or gumbo?
January 24 at 10:42 am
By "Deacon G" Gautrau

We have a right to honor our heritage, but we have a responsibility to respect each other’s heritage.

Lawsuit on elderly affairs possible against Jindal administration
January 17 at 10:18 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

A lawmaker from Assumption Parish and a group of senior citizens from south Louisiana say they are working on filing potential litigation against the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal to address a variety of issues related to the Office of Elderly Affairs.

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Free program teaches kids how to escape from attackers
Free program teaches kids how to escape from attackers
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Around 50 children and their parents shuffled in through the doorway at the Hahnville High School gym to participate in a recent children’s self-defense class.

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