The report includes receipts for sales tax, individual income tax, general severance tax, corporation and franchise tax, gasoline and special fuels tax, and miscellaneous taxes cash receipts. The report does not include gambling revenues, fees, self-generated revenue and statutory dedications.
Kayla (although she provided her full name in the story, I am only using her first name here) never really had a chance. I have heard similar stories from so many women. You see, Kayla learned all about using drugs from her own mother – as many others did when they were young girls.
It looks like Louisiana is about to add between 200,000 and 300,000 people to the Medicaid rolls, assuming Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards follows through on his campaign promise to join the Medicaid portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), as I think he will.
Huey Long was the best friend and supporter LSU ever had. He was called the father of the modern LSU by the Virginia Quarterly Review in commenting: “Huey stroked LSU as if he had been coddling a newborn pet elephant. During fiscal stringency in all other American states, Huey force-fed LSU with increasing appropriations.
The election to fill the seat of now Caddo District Attorney James E. Stewart on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will be on March 5 of next year; this is also the day of the Louisiana presidential primary. This election is from a minority sub-district in Caddo Parish, and only voters in that sub-district may vote.
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.
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.
If you are a business traveler needing to commute to New Orleans, all the hype about GLO Airlines may sound great but be disappointing in reality. On Dec. 14, GLO will commence direct service from Shreveport to the Big Easy and back; but don’t count it being a duplicate replacement for the long defunct Royal Airlines.
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.