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Rupus Chumpus Trumpus
Raging Moderate by Will Durst For all those bemoaning the lack of noise in the Republican presidential sweepstakes, it's time to get down on our knees and give thanks to Donald Trump because whatev...
Aug 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former lawmaker wants to dual register
Former state Rep. Damon Baldone attempted to change his party affiliation to both Democrat and Republican — a dual registration — on Monday morning with the Terrebonne Parish Registrar of Voters, b...
Aug 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why we need 2/3 vote on tax increases
By John Kennedy, State Treasurer The Legislature just raised taxes by $400 million with a simple majority vote. The business community has filed a lawsuit contending that a two-thirds’ vote was req...
Aug 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race for governor has officially started
Like a starting pistol firing into the dead of night, new poll numbers for the governor’s race were unleashed Friday by the Florida-based Market Research Insight. The polling data, released only in...
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Several factors contribute to loss of clout in Washington
The super power status that Louisiana maintained in Congress for years has been eroded by stagnant population, political defeats, retirements and other circumstances, and the state could lose still...
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MILDRED A. JONES
MILDRED A. JONES Mildred A. Jones, 93, of Lake Charles, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 at Harbor Hospice Care facility. Mildred was born July 10, 1922 in Derry to William “Gus” and Bessie McLaren. She l...
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Outside players flocking to legislative races
Given the treacherous tax votes that state lawmakers took during this year’s regular session, many now find themselves on the defensive as the fall election season kicks into high gear. Long-timers...
Aug 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judges spending extra hours to preside over drug courts
In a joint resolution issued June 5, 2015, the Louisiana legislature commended the Louisiana Supreme Court for administering drug courts in the state since 2001 and for collaborating with Louisiana...
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Health care company will be winding down coverage in State
The Louisiana Department of Insurance announced today that the Louisiana Health Cooperative, Inc. (Co-Op), a health insurer formed under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a non-pro...
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LABI endorses incumbent legislators including Long
Baton Rouge, La. – The four political action committees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) today announced their first round of endorsements for the 2015 fall elections. A...
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