Friday, August 17, 2018

Chamber Chatter: Fall events are just around the corner

Stephanie Barnette Special to the Minden Press-Herald Summer arrived in full force and has made sure we aren’t forgetting what season it is. (Phew, it’s hot!)...

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...

Father’s Day: Dad is not an idiot

With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, I ran across the following conversation on Facebook several years ago. I am changing the names of...

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,...

Stop the legislative insanity, Gov. Edwards

Here we are again. Louisiana lawmakers failed to reach a tax deal by Monday’s deadline, cratering their second special session this year without agreement...

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...

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