And when government spends itself into bankruptcy, who is hurt? Look no farther than Greece and Detroit and the terrible toll that irresponsible spending takes on the vulnerable of society: retirees, the elderly, children, veterans, the poor..
This is the first in a series of articles about extraordinarily high Caddo Parish property taxes, the result of which is an economy — a culture — aberrantly propped-up by our local governmental bodies. Here, our most honest motto would be, "Caddo Parish .
Who cares about any budget crisis in Louisiana? After all, it’s important that the Bayou State’s new governor and legislature set priorities. And they apparently have. They were not able to balance the state budget in a recent special session.
1. European immigration policy. Basically, the European Union countries had followed an open door – open borders policy (similar to Obama’s policy). Even now, as the EU countries start to tighten restrictions, they are facing complaints from human rights advocates.
Here in Louisiana, a Prairieville couple started a personal health-care business funded solely with Medicaid money. Then they skipped the mandatory training that their workers were supposed to receive to become certified personal care attendants.
I was reminded of this a couple of weeks ago when I read about the arrest of Jerrica Schreib at the Everett, Wash., Wal-Mart. On Thursday, March 10, police were called to that Wal- Mart after security officers spotted Ms. Schreib, 19, and Donald Coons, 42, in the sporting goods section of the store.
On the contrary, these same “facts” about meth continue to be disseminated. And the more that I investigated this phenomenon, the more convinced I became that all of this misinformation was being produced and “reported” simply to fit some political agenda.
For the record, Alexander School is rated by the CPSB's own Comprehensive Facilities Assessment as our best school in terms of condition. Built in 1912, but extensively renovated / rebuilt over the years, its study score was 15.32 percent. The lower that number, the better the condition of the school.
Even though state revenue for February still was less than it was that time last year, the rate of the decrease is declining, signifying improvement in state tax collections. In December, total state revenue was down 15 percent. In January, it was down 12 percent.
Is LSU a quitter? When the pressures mount and things just don’t go as planned, are there too many instances where the state’s flagship university seems to walk away and pull the plug, with the hopes that the problem will just go away? I have...