Thursday, May 24, 2018

Take your bill and go home

For a legislator, the only thing worse than having your colleagues radically alter a bill of yours against your wishes is then to fail...

The battle that never ends

Republican state Sen. Ryan Gatti must think GOP Congressman Mike Johnson is a black cloud constantly pelting rain on his head. Last year, Johnson ally...

What is up with Cotton Valley?

What’s in the water around Cotton Valley, besides red ink? Something must explain why the town and its surroundings have a checkered recent political history,...

Not so fast, DiamondJacks

The roulette wheel that defines casino gambling in Louisiana may not be done yet with Bossier Parish and the surrounding area. This session, legislators filed...

Prayer in school issue still not fixed

Bossier and Webster Parish Schools, on the verge of extracting themselves from one set of legal troubles, might end up revisiting the basic issue...

SWEPCO’s Wind Catcher is not necessary

The so-called Wind Catcher project might be better named the “Flak Catcher” for all the controversy it has stirred, although unfortunately that seems to...

BAFB interchange is a good thing

Finally, the promises of Interstate 220 relieving the traffic and security concerns of Barksdale Air Force Base and of responsible Bossier governmental spending both...

The facts behind the numbers

Credit Gov. John Bel Edwards with finding a way to put an optimistic picture on Louisiana’s employment environment. Which means he has to avoid...

A two-front war over casinos

Bossier City’s local legislative delegation and its elected officials as well as those of the parish have a two-front war on their hands over...

Could we rescue all the pets?

Did you see the dog in the newspaper yesterday? She was on page 7 and she is available for adoption. Earlier this month we started...

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