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No cup of coffee
A proposal by Rep. Walker Hines of New Orleans to prohibit lobbyists from spending any money at all on meals or receptions for legislators would be a radical extension of existing ethics laws, and ...
May 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simple advice for grads
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May 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Advance Apology
Excuse me if I try to kill you this week. I am quitting smoking and I am announcing this publicly so no one will give me cigarettes. However, I am at a point of great ambivalence. I have realized, ...
May 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Losing seat in Congress negative for Louisiana
Now that the smoke is clearing from the legislative battle over reapportionment of the state’s congressional districts, Louisiana movers and shakers should focus more attention on the negative impa...
May 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Magazine names La. winner of competitiveness award
There is good news and bad news these days for Louisiana’s Dept. of Economic Development. The good news is that Site Selection Magazine has presented its 2010 Competitiveness Award for overall econ...
May 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A few amendments could make difference
Louisiana’s constitution is weighted down with far too many inconsequential and unnecessary amendments, but a few of the 31 proposed changes to the charter in the current session could make a posit...
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill would equalize cuts
Higher education and health care have been battered with deep budget cuts since state revenues began plummeted three years ago, and proposals in the current legislative session-one by Sen. Gerald L...
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Personal Issues
I have a couple of issues to address. As regards the first, I hope that this newspaper can handle a complaint. I have remained silent about this for some time out of loyalty, but my stupid sister (...
May 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guns on campus bill waste of time, money
Louisiana legislators should not waste much of their time or the taxpayers’ money during the current session on the rehashed bill to allow guns on college campuses. That dangerous proposal has died...
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislative auditor give impetus for fewer elections in state
Louisiana has too many elections, and criticism by the state Legislative Auditor’s Office of the number and cost of special elections held in the state has provided the impetus for efforts in the l...
May 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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