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Money Shortage Sets Lawmakers Free
Money can’t buy you love in politics, but when there is not enough to even rent it, that’s a problem. If you are the governor. In the week he turned 40, Gov. Bobby Jindal experienced the limits of ...
Jun 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest, Greg, Billy Wayne and a Jersey Bull
I was in the milk room and, for the third time that muddy morning, tearing down a Surge pulsator to clean out the grime and reset it so daddy and I could finish up the Saturday morning milking and ...
Jun 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Declining gambling revenues affecting state
Revenues at Louisiana’s riverboat and land-based casinos were down again last year following a decline in 2009, diminishing the positive impact of the gambling industry on the state’s tax structure...
Jun 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Click it or Ticket campaign saves money and lives
It is well documented that seat belt use saves lives and curtails serious injuries in vehicle accidents, and a new study shows that motorists who are involved in crashes and not buckled up cost the...
Jun 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer Fun
This is almost always either just not possible in Louisiana, or else a bad idea. First, of course, is the sacred tradition that summer activities are more fun outside. In many places this may be tr...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jindal witholding vital information
BATON ROUGE (CNS)-When attorneys for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals last week refused to disclose the name of the firm awarded a multi-million-dollar contract, it wasn’t the first...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mandatory vehicle should be more effective
Mandatory vehicle insurance laws in Louisiana are clearly not as effective as they should be in assuring that all motorists have at least liability coverage, but a proposed law that would crack dow...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Primary election will be expensive, meaningless
Plans for Louisiana’s 2012 presidential primary elections have been overshadowed during the legislative session by wrangling to balance the brittle state budget, and some political observers are wo...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax veto distracts from bigger issue
For all the Legislature has to deal with in balancing the budget amidst a historic revenue decline, the growing political test of wills over renewing four cents of the tobacco tax makes little real...
Jun 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s Fern Hill Policy
I have always been a fan of the poetry of the iconoclastic Welshman, Dylan Thomas. One of my favorites by him was the poem “Fern Hill.” The poem is a kaleidoscopic rush of vibrant imagery that capt...
Jun 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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