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Appeals court rules against former SMILE board president
Repeal of tax credits for private school families falters
Mills’ drug-pricing bill advances
This week in snowflakes: the anti-Moonwalkers
Spending on La. Medicaid expansion boosted $368M
State police: Public safety threatened by cuts
Walter Pierce RE:
In support of the gasoline tax
Number crunch: Urban versus rural reflected in tax votes
Crosswise: The Baskin-Robbinization of American media
We support the Lafayette School Board sales tax
Lafayette Dems endorse LPSS tax prop
Letter: Vote yes on school tax prop
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CROSS WISE: Our New Normal?
Jan. 3, 2017
Political norms that have sustained America are frayed at the edges. Can our republic recover? ...
Too Much Money in Judicial Races? You Be the Judge
Dec. 1, 2016
Opposing sides in the fight over coastal restoration aligned behind Marilyn Castle and Jimmy Genovese, making their Louisiana Supreme Court race one of the most expensive ever ...
Jeff Landry, Louisiana’s culture warrior-in-chief
Nov. 21, 2016
Louisiana’s attorney general and his latest publicity stunt ...
CROSS WISE: Term of Endearment
Nov. 1, 2016
With a Republican-controlled Legislature running interference, can Gov. John Bel Edwards parlay public support into a second term? Short answer: probably not ...
This week in awesome: from Canada — with love
Oct. 17, 2016
This most Canadian thing ever will make your Monday. Trust us ...
Modest proposal: Replace Mike VI with Tony
Oct. 6, 2016
It’s just a 10-mile move, and Tony doesn’t own any furniture ...
CROSS WISE: Red River Blues
Oct. 3, 2016
As with the rest of the country, declining opportunities in Louisiana’s rural parishes engender the ideal conditions for a Donald Trump candidacy ...
CROSS WISE: Boxed In
Sept. 2, 2016
The Louisiana Family Forum’s dogged focus on culture war issues — and culture war issues alone — prevents it from actually addressing the real issues that face Louisiana families ...
CROSS WISE: Red Tide
Aug. 1, 2016
In a crowded 3rd District race, it nonetheless remains choppy water for Democrats ...
A Betrayal of the Public — in Principle
July 1, 2016
The Legislature has forgotten its priorities and failed in its most fundamental obligation: to protect the well-being of the state and its citizens ...
Millions more funneled into Connector design team
Dollar figures continue to rise on five miles of new interstate, while the state is gasping for money to fix its crumbling highway system. ...
Cops: Deceased in Jefferson St. shooting fired first
The New Iberia man killed overnight Saturday during a shootout on Jefferson Street pulled a gun and shot two others before one of the men returned fire and killed him, according to the latest account from Lafayette Police ...
Speed cam prohibition fails in committee
A retired police chief representing the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police said the cameras do in fact slow traffic and lessen speed-related accidents by 80 percent ...
On second thought: Appeals court sides with Cooper after rehearing
"Failing schools require more attention and more work days for their principals or school personnel ..." ...
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