A supposed “open meeting” at the Louisiana Capitol on Friday regarding the Comite Diversion Canal ended up closing the doors to outsiders at the last minute.
The governors who preceded John Bel Edwards were no strangers to special sessions. Mike Foster, for example, called seven special sessions over the span of eight years. Kathleen Blanco conducted four of them during her single four-year term. And Bobby Jindal called three during his eight yea…
May figures as just another month or perhaps the lead-in to summer, but it’s the end of the year if you’re student, teacher or school administrator. In the case of most high school seniors, it brings the end to one part of life and the start to another.
When a plan, project, or idea is built upon a bad base, it tends to be a little unsteady at best - and a shaky, ready-to-collapse situation at its worst.
“Don’t shoot the messenger” is a common phrase many in our industry use to describe the barrage of angry remarks we receive when reporting something the public may not want to read, or would prefer to hear from someone else.
The now infamous Comite Diversion Canal hit another snag last week, as an amendment proposed by Rep. Valarie Hodges would divert some (read: $190 million) of the $1.6 billion in federal funds to finish the project.
If the Louisiana Legislature wants to take the public’s temperature on the popularity of sales taxes, the elections held in 46 parishes this past weekend offer a quick and dirty read. Voters defeated 80 percent of the ballot initiatives on Saturday that promoted either renewals, rededication…
Envious is not a word that one would use to describe the current state of being for elected officials sitting in the capitol in the Red Stick.
Many in the state House of Representatives don’t trust Gov. John Bel Edwards’ vision for Louisiana, which probably doesn’t come as a shock to his administration.
For the French establishment, Sunday’s presidential election came close to a near-death experience. As the Duke of Wellington said of Waterloo, it was a “damn near-run thing.”
As the Louisiana Legislature fights to find ways to fix the budgetary issues plaguing the Bayou State, representatives in Washington are having to deal with fiscal issues of their own.
An ill omen was seen on the House floor last week when Gov. John Bel Edwards, during his session-opening speech, had to gently encourage lawmakers to applaud when he announced that the state would be embarking on a mission of fiscal reform this spring.
“Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?” tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday.
Thoughts of time at a local playground evoke visions of children reveling in the innocence of childhood as they cavort in see-saws, swing sets, slides and sandlots.
The reports on TV in the wake of the Great Flood of 2016 have given some viewers the impression that many chose to leave Livingston Parish rather than endure a grueling recovery process.
The regular session of the Louisiana Legislature is underway, and all manner of individuals - and businesses - are scrambling to make sure they don’t get pounded by the inevitable tax hammer.
Baton Rouge, LA. - The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) today issued the following response to the delayed release of Governor Edwards’ bill to raise $900 million in new taxes on employers known as the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT).
The Louisiana Constitution that was approved by voters in 1974 has been amended 186 times since its inception. And it’s still nowhere close to being a perfect document.
By firing off five dozen Tomahawk missiles at a military airfield, our “America First” president may have plunged us into another Middle East war that his countrymen do not want to fight.
Abook on American history can often expose the reader to how much life has changed or remained the same over the course of time, whether it’s a century or even a decade ago.
The word “tempestuous” probably best describes what many believe will characterize the 2017 session of the Louisiana Legislature, which begins on Monday at the State Capitol.
On Monday morning, between roughly 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., much of Livingston Parish was inundated with roughly 5-6 inches of water due to a spring storm.
Afew polls are starting to surface in the race for state treasurer and they offer up a shared theme — this election is wide open and no one has it cornered.
The 6:00 hour on a Sunday evening is not long before sunset, even in the early weeks of Daylight Savings Time. But for two prominent businesses, the evening hours meant something more akin to a sunrise.
A recent report on Southeastern Conference school enrollment figures was released, and Louisiana State University sits squarely in the center.
Bill Clinton tried to fix America's health care problems and was shot down by Congress. Barack Obama got his solution enacted only to find most people didn't like it. Republicans who voted repeatedly to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something far better have found it fiendishly hard t…
The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale.
A$3 million campaign war chest makes the Gov. John Bel Edwards re-election prospects look bright on the surface, but nothing in life is guaranteed.
The task force assigned with determing the best path to address Louisiana’s growing infrastructure deficit and backlog - aptly named CRISIS - has presented its first recommendation to Gov. John Bel Edwards.