The Louisiana Ethics Commission website has 21 pages of political candidates who have unpaid campaign finance fines. State Representative Barbara Norton owes $1,500 for filing a 2011 campaign report 25 days late.
We probably feel like Pierre Dumont. When asked to contribute a franc to cover a stranger’s burial expenses, the famous writer asked who had died. Upon being told that the man was a tax collector, he replied, “Here’s another franc. Bury two of them.”.
While the constitutionality of the vast majority of education reform legislation proposed by Governor Jindal and rubber stamped by legislators in 2012 remains questionable, many uncertainties lie ahead for the boys and girls attending public schools..
Programs will be losing $2.4 million of the $6.2 million the state was spending on domestic violence services. This means emergency shelters across the state will have lost more than 38% of their funding from DCFS in just over six months. This makes a significant impact in a state that consistently leads the nation in domestic homicides.
Caddo voters will have an opportunity to express their approval or disapproval of Caddo public education or May 4. No, its not (unfortunately) a re-call election for all twelve (12) school board members, but for all practical purposes this election could be just that.
As we celebrate their achievements, it’s important for all of us to understand the uncertainty faced by our farmers, ranchers and growers. In the past year, they have endured the worst drought in generations – putting an extra strain on farmers, and raising input costs for livestock and dairy producers.
In contrast, I take you now to Biosphere II, located in the desert north of Tucson (Arizona)and run by the University of Arizona. It’s a three-and-a-half acre greenhouse, a sort of combination of Henry Thoreau’s cabin at Walden and Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral.
A recent opinion written in Forbes.com attacked the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) for overturning the energy efficiency (EE) program that was first voted into place by the LPSC in December 2012.