Analysis: Below-radar feuds brewing in Louisiana Legislature

By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Beyond Louisiana's never-ending budget arguments, some lower profile disputes...

Hanna: Finally, some hypocrisy

It probably never dawned on LSU football coach Ed Orgeron that he would be criticized for attending a fundraiser for Gov. John...

Sales tax idea proves what looks good on paper isn’t always good in reality

I have covered the City of Minden Council meetings for a little more than a year. One item that has always garnered...

Analysis: Election-year sessions often high talk, low action

By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Election-year legislative sessions in Louisiana aren't typically known for...

Kennedy: Stop Silencing Victims

This should be no country – or state – for creepy old men. That’s why I’m sponsoring legislation to...

Fiscal responsibility or nonsense?

State lawmakers will convene the regular legislative session beginning Monday. Under normal circumstances, you would expect a hum-drum affair over the following...

The illusion and cost of drug rebates

By: Peter J. Pitts, a former FDA associate commissioner, is president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Analysis: Non-budget controversies loom in Louisiana session

By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After 10 legislative sessions across three years, you'd think...

Waguespack: Lessons from our Founding Fathers

This weekend, my wife and I took a day trip to New Orleans to check out the musical “Hamilton.” The Broadway hit...

Hanna: ’79 was a good year

Forty years ago, then-Gov. Edwin Edwards was wrapping up his second term in office.   While state law prohibited...