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February 19 07:06 AM
Louisiana families and Louisiana businesses are being asked to cut their budgets so Louisiana state government does not have to cut its budget. Before we enact the largest tax increase in the history of our state, we should review these 4,017 new consulting contracts and the other 19,000 that the state has with an eye towards saving money.
February 19 07:06 AM
New Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has jumped head first into the abyss of state government’s seemingly endless financial problems, and his popularity is already taking hits. A recent Southern Media and Opinion Research poll has his popularity rating at a low 42 percent.
February 19 07:06 AM
"For this semester, LOSFA has only been able to pay universities 80% of students’ TOPS bills. This is due in part to the previous administration not budgeting properly for all the students who would be using TOPS this year. However, the budget problems created by the previous administration do have the potential to hurt students directly.
February 19 07:06 AM
Both suspected cases are from individuals who recently traveled to a Caribbean country. Results from DHH lab tests performed on samples taken from the patients were positive for Zika virus, and samples have since been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmatory testing.
February 19 07:06 AM
While that horrible accident raised a number of concerns regarding young people and meth use as well as the garbage that can be found on the Internet, there was a story last week that spread across the United States and abroad. This story illustrates the real and present dangers associated with “cooking meth.
February 12 06:41 AM
Our state is facing a $750 million shortfall for this fiscal year and an expected $1.9 billion shortfall for the next fiscal year. Only a few weeks have passed since I stood on the steps of our Capitol and asked you to join me in putting Louisiana first.
February 12 06:41 AM
In what easily qualifies as the most bizarre meeting of a governmental body I have ever witnessed, Caddo Parish Commissioners on Feb. 4 voted to ban future members from personally hitting taxpayers for a retirement benefit. At issue is now-infamous commissioner participation in the Caddo Parish Employees Retirement System (CPERS).
February 12 06:41 AM
Political correctness continues to be on the march in the Bayou State from Shreveport to New Orleans. Just about everywhere a Civil War commemoration or monument is located, there seems to be some local group calling for a re-writing of history by eliminating such testaments to the past.
February 12 06:41 AM
Unfortunately, a young 15-year-old girl discovered this in a tragic mishap that occurred on Thursday just a week before Christmas last year. The accident cost the girl her sight, perhaps forever, Kerman is located in Fresno County, Calif., roughly 15 miles west of Fresno.
February 05 06:37 AM
I have just returned from the Strand Theatre premiere of “Shape of Shreveport, Episodes 5 - 8.” It was, as with the first four episodes last summer, just plain outstanding. To Will Broyles, Jim Broyles, Chris Scott and Chris Lyon, my most sincere "thank you" for, yet again, this meaningful, fascinating — and honest — hom age.

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