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Jan. 13, 2009 11:00 PM
NOTE TO GOV: SHUT UP AND LISTEN Last week, op-ed page columnist Lanny Keller of The Advocate nailed — in his distinctive, witty style — what is probably the biggest obstacle facing our enormously talented, freshly minted young governor in his ...
Dec. 22, 2008 11:00 PM
COUNCILMAN OPPOSES BOND ISSUE There was little discussion when the city-parish council voted this week to schedule a parish-wide election in April for a new $26 million bond proposal — to be paid back with existing tax revenue — for road and bridge ...
Dec. 17, 2008 12:00 AM
LA. AND ILL. BATTLE FOR ‘MOST CORRUPT’ TITLE At a press conference last week detailing allegations that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich allegedly try to auction off his appointment of President-Elect Barack Obama’s successor in the U.S. Senate ...
Dec. 9, 2008 11:21 AM
GOP CELEBRATES BIG CONGRESSIONAL WINS Nationally, the Republican Party may be in disarray after a disappointing election year in which Democrats won the White House and picked up seats in both houses of Congress. In Louisiana, however, it’s been ...
Dec. 3, 2008 12:00 AM
DUREL’S WISHLIST TO OBAMA Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel was one of more than 200 U.S. mayors to participate in a recent msnbc.com survey about what city leaders want from President-elect Barack Obama. Msnbc.com writes that it “queried ...
Nov. 19, 2008 12:00 AM
Moon Griffon gets roasted and more SCHOOL BOARD, COUNCIL TO BEGIN JOINT MEETINGS The Lafayette Parish School Board and the Lafayette Consolidated Council, along with City-Parish President Joey Durel and UL Lafayette President Joseph Savoie, have agreed ...
Nov. 12, 2008 12:00 AM
GOP looking to Jindal, Moon Griffon no longer a Republican and more GOP LOOKING TO JINDAL There’s no shortage of stories this week about the national Republican Party’s soul searching in the wake of Tuesday’s election losses. The inevitable ...
Nov. 5, 2008 12:00 AM
Jindal's favorable ratings drop and more JINDAL’S FAVORABLE RATINGS DROPPING When you’re at the top, as they say, there’s nowhere to go but down. Just ask GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose superstar poll numbers are finally beginning to reveal ...

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