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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.
November 20 06:34 AM
Sixty Rayburn was well known for his folksy sayings during legislative sessions. He often urged his colleagues to never forget the folks back home when deciding issues at the State Capitol. Sixty put it this way: “Always dance with the one that brought you.
November 20 06:34 AM
Often when someone is arrested for methamphetamine possession and goes before a judge, the defendant is given a suspended sentence and put on probation. There is not sufficient prison space to lock up everyone using meth anyway, and everyone deserves a second chance to turn their lives around.
November 20 06:34 AM
Unfortunately, the writers of the article did, in fact, slander the Louisiana Supreme Court — identify themselves, the Stewart Campaign. James Stewart and his campaign manager, Marshall Jones, as well as attorney minions who contributed to this pathetic the Disciplinary Counsel of the Louisiana State Bar.
November 20 06:34 AM
Since Feb. 27, 2008, the last day of his Ethics Special Session, Gov. Bobby Jindal has loudly bragged about the magic he performed in lifting Louisiana to a new — and highest — "Ethics Gold Standard." It has never mattered where he was doing his bragging, he has — right up to this moment — maintained that lie.
November 20 06:34 AM
Imagine going to a Mardi Gras parade with your family in New Orleans. You pick a good spot on St. Charles Avenue, unfold the lawn chairs and tell your kids to stay out of the street once the parade starts. Then the floats start moving. You enjoy the moment until the shooting begins.

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