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3-part series will address National security and the deficit/debt issue
The deficit/debt debate in the U.S. is shaping up to be segregated into four major categories of consideration: One: Discretionary Non-Defense spending: This is the focus of President Obama’s budge...
Apr 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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State debt increasing as revenue continues to fall
Louisiana’s rising debt load should be a matter of deep concern for government and civic leaders, because it could soon limit the state’s ability to sell bonds to finance construction and repair of...
Apr 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's good to be back
Well it is good to be back in the Natchitoches Times, snuggled in here among the ink and newsprint. Many people felt that my columns before were a little confrontational. It was felt by a few peopl...
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reasons for decline in dropouts unclear but it’s encouraging
A new report showing a substantial decline in the dropout rate for Louisiana’s public high school students is encouraging even if it is not a clear signal that the state is making meaningful progre...
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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State revenues will decline; Legislature should shift money
State revenues are expected to decline by $1.6 billion for the new fiscal year that starts July 1, and that continuing deterioration of income for government programs and services is creating incre...
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: For decades the political power of the Louisiana State Senate has disproportionately rested with trial attorneys. Term limits and population shifts following Hurricane Katrina are two ...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Natchitoches Times presents series of articles by California economist from NAPA Valley Great Decisions Seminar
(This is the second of a four- part series by Dr. John O. Wilson.) Dr. John O. Wilson is the leader of the Napa Valley Great Decision Seminar located in St. Helena, Calif. ) Deficit-Debt: It is wel...
Mar 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting will move power base with disastrous effect on Natchitoches
The state is redistricting the boundaries of the House of Representatives and the leading proposal for North Louisiana has the City of Natchitoches and the parish split down the middle of Cane Rive...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Natchitoches Times will present series of articles by California economist from NAPA Valley Great Decisions Seminar
(This is the first of a three part series by Dr. John O. Wilson.) The seminar is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association headquartered in New York. The Association was founded in 1918 with the ...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remapping pits North versus South
Two months ago, congressional reapportionment was settled in the back room of a Chinese restaurant in Washington, D.C.In a dinner meeting there, all but one of the state’s seven U.S. representative...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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