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I was happy to hear about the coastal-damage lawsuit brought against the major oil companies by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East. This effort out of New Orleans is long ove...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics challenges historic lawsuit
Louisiana politicians, beware, this is what happens when you establish in the constitution an independent and apolitical board of experts empowered to take legal action to protect the lives and pro...
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Louisiana progressive in having smoking ban in cars with kids
Louisiana has a statute banning smoking in vehicles carrying children under age 13, and a new University of Michigan poll showing overwhelming national public support for that concept should provid...
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High school drop out rate continues to be costly to state
Studies continue to show that Louisiana could save millions of dollars and bolster the state’s economy by substantially reducing its high school dropout rate, which has been one of the highest in t...
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No. of women in elected offices declining in America, Louisiana
Louisiana now has the smallest percentage of women serving in the legislature of any state in the nation, and that reflects the disturbing under-representation and continuing decline of women in st...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race for top attorney underway
Potential challengers already have Attorney General Buddy Caldwell looking over his shoulder. But with more than $406,000 in the bank, the Democrat-turned-Republican can look toward his 2015 re-ele...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
This week, I was joined by Gov. Bobby Jindal at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab to announce some exciting news. Because of this administration’s commitment to public safety, and as the result ...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Detroit bankruptcy tests employee pension protections
As the once-proud city of Detroit humbles itself in bankruptcy court, its financial future may hinge on this key question: Is the city obliged to its past? Or can Detroit renege on its promises to ...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proportion of funding for higher ed flips with students paying the most
Louisiana House Speaker Chuck Kleckley of Lake Charles is absolutely right in stating that a major goal for the legislature over the next two years should be enacting extensive reforms in funding f...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor’s office taking huge share of OEP funding for state
A lot of juggling, shuffling and robbing Peter to pay Paul was required to balance this year’s state budget, and some of those fiscal maneuvers have officials at local Emergency Preparedness office...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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