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September 28 09:59 AM
Relocation to this building could also give a muchneeded boost to the mall merchants. Whether or not the additional sales tax revenue to the city would offset the loss of ad valorem taxes from converting the building to a municipal facility is an open question.
September 28 09:58 AM
It’s been 10 years since the financial crisis on Wall Street filtered down through the insurance industry. Many national insurance companies were under siege, and even though Louisiana is a small state in population, policyholders were affected proportionally at a much greater degree than in most other parts of the country.
September 21 09:41 AM
I have a confession to make. And President Trump is not going to like it. I’m a southern country lawyer. Darn proud of it. In the president’s words, I may be a “dumb southern country lawyer.” I just hope the president does not have a sneering contempt for all of us Louisiana lawyers who cut our teeth practicing law in the rural areas of the Bayou State.
September 21 09:41 AM
With incumbents, the obvious factors are job performance while in office. For the mayor, this involves the leadership of the city. With council incumbents, attendance at work sessions and council meetings, votes on key issues and responsiveness to constituent matters are issues for voters.
September 14 10:16 AM
According to the May 15 guilty plea, a Louisiana State Police trooper stopped Rich’s vehicle May 3 near the intersection of Interstate 220 and Louisiana Highway 80. The trooper searched the vehicle and found a semi-automatic handgun, 141.3 grams of methamphetamine, 36.
September 14 10:16 AM
We all know that there is a crisis in the Catholic Church right now. Allegations of sexually abusive clergy are pouring in worldwide. Unfortunately, the roots of this terrible tragedy engulfing the Catholic Church have strong ties to the Bayou Sate.
September 14 10:16 AM
Jackson previously worked for former Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, and then for Mayor Ollie Tyler for a few months before being terminated. From there, Jackson went to DRCHC. Reportedly, Glover helped him get this job; Jackson is a selfproclaimed protégé of Glover.
September 07 10:03 AM
I met and visited Sen. McCain on one occasion at the invitation of Roemer. The meeting was at the former governor’s Baton Rouge office, and McCain made it very clear to me that he loved Louisiana.
September 07 10:03 AM
Many times the audiences have more candidate supporters than non-committed voters. Often, the candidates began to sound like “parrots” as they basically repeat what others have said. And with council forums, the candidates sometimes misunderstand their role as a council person and the limitations of the position versus the mayor.

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