Friday, July 20, 2018

Will the Democrats make gains in Louisiana?

If Louisiana’s Democrats have any chance not to lose seats in next year’s legislative elections, they’ll have to win elections such as the Webster...

Discretionary spending needs more transparency

The Webster Parish Police Jury’s practice of individual jurors doling out bucks to other entities subverts transparency and accountability. The Jury gives out tens of...

Walker gets out ahead of animal control issue

Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker doesn’t seem to be hesitating this time. When Walker got word that Bossier City Animal Control might cover up, if...

Could immigration enforcement be a boon to our jails?

What’s good for Bossier Parish also may apply to Webster Parish in holding prisoners, which may mean bad news for Louisiana’s inmate policy. Uniquely among...

Lawmakers choose different paths

Webster Parish’s state legislators took different paths at the conclusion of the year’s second special session, which provides insight into what may happen during...

Edwards uses veto as payback?

State Reps. Dodie Horton and Raymond Crews, it could be worse. You could be state Rep. Blake Miguez or House Speaker Taylor Barras. Last week,...

Some facts about Louisiana taxes

Advocates of expansive Louisiana government argue for tax increases at the center of recent budget debates by alleging the state has relatively low taxes....

Reynolds’ leaving speaks volumes

State Rep. Gene Reynolds’ early departure predictably sends an unwelcome signal to Louisiana Democrats but unexpectedly does the same for Republican Lt. Gov. Billy...

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...

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