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December 11 04:28 AM
This is the third of my articles following-up on last week's release of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) report on "CPERS." That acronym now infamously stands for the Caddo Parish Employee Retirement System, and its creators — some Caddo Commissioners and top staff — are censured in the report.
December 04 05:27 AM
At the end of my column every week, I ask for people struggling with methamphetamine, especially women who are using meth IV, to write to me. I answer each and every e-mail I receive, and never judge anyone for what they may share with me.
December 04 05:27 AM
With a new governor soon to take office in a state that is facing a massive government financial crisis, a litany of problems continues to mount. Higher education is on the ropes both financially and academically.
December 04 05:27 AM
For a second time, Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera has issued a ruling against the Caddo Parish Commission's selfcreated retirement plan for commissioners. The Auditor's first warning as to the legality / constitutionality of the plan was issued in his letter to the Commission earlier this year, on Feb.
November 27 05:27 AM
In Palm Springs, Calif., last Friday, Nov. 20, just after 3 p.m., the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a fire at the Ramon Road Bridge, located between Landau Boulevard and Crossley Road. Palm Springs Police Lt.
November 27 05:27 AM
Louisianans have elected Democrat John Bel Edwards their governor. Does this prove Louisiana is not a "red," decidedly conservative state, or that Edwards was merely the lucky guy in the way of angry voters hell-bent on delivering a hot, hot message of disapproval to incumbent, senior U.
November 27 05:27 AM
The October 2015 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2015-2016 was $2.177 billion, a 14 percent decrease compared to that time last year. Sales tax receipt growth was up slightly. Personal income, severance and corporation/ franchise tax receipts were down.
November 27 05:27 AM
Four months ago in the Louisiana governor’s race, Sen. David Vitter was a slam-dunk. He seemed to have it all. Gobs of PAC money flowing in from all over the U.S., strong support from most of the Republican establishment including his GOP colleagues in Washington, and a huge lead in the polls.

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