Every political organization that receives tax dollars should encourage citizens to attend their regular meetings and to assist the elected or appointed members in the process of spending public dollars. It’s fundamental that having the meetings at times and dates that allow for maximum public participation is a starting point for this process.
Fact No. 3: The Democratic Party was the party of the Ku Klux Klan. Being a senior citizen from the deep South, I can clearly remember being faced with the work of the KKK back in the 1960s. All of them were Democrats. The last time I was faced with the men in white hoods and robes was in 1980.
John Bel Edwards has received a letter from the Trump administration notifying the state that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has fully lifted the federal moratorium on the authorization of new vendors in the Louisiana Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
Dr. T. Lamar Goree applauds the Caddo Parish School Board for voting to give all employees a 5 percent across-the-board pay raise effective July 17. Charged with the task of providing a much-needed raise for all employees, Dr.
As the battle over taking down Civil War monuments in New Orleans rages, President Trump has jumped into the debate by questioning why the conflict was even necessary. In a recent interview, Trump asked, Why was there a Civil War? Why could that one not have worked out?.
The voters of Caddo Parish certainly sent a message to the Caddo Commission with the recent defeat of four parish-wide tax renewals, along with a special sales tax renewal in a rural district. Listening to many of the commissioners, one would think that it was simply bad karma, not their performance, that was the sole cause of the voters’ rejection.
I woke up earlier this week, followed my normal routine of walking the dogs, picking up the morning papers, pouring my large glass of orange juice half-filled with water to dilute the sugar, checked my emails, walked out on the patio to glance over the news … and then it dawned on me: I’ve turned 77.
It’s a given that Caddo Parish teachers are underpaid and that a pay raise for these front line warriors in the ever growing challenge of educating youth is long overdue. The Caddo Parish School Board (CPSB) has been struggling with funding for a raise to take effect before they face the reality of re-election next fall.
While this week is all about providing small businesses with the recognition they have rightfully earned for all of their hard work to make Louisiana’s economy stronger, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) would like to honor...