May 26, 2015 04:39 PM
Former U.S. senator joins Van Ness Feldman as senior policy adviser on public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues with an emphasis on energy, natural resources and infrastructure ...
Nov. 27, 2012 08:07 PM
If nothing changes before Jan. 1, hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases and critical budget cuts will occur. The French have an expression: "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose." The more things change, the more they stay the same ...
June 28, 2012 06:00 AM
How a new state law plans to link local jobs to coastal projects. Beginning Aug. 1, contractors overseeing major developments along the coast and closer inshore will be required to take steps to bring local workers onto their job sites. It's not a blanket ...
March 28, 2012 06:00 AM
A Houma lawmaker's bill aims to incentivize ultra-deep operations.The state is considering creating a program that would allow leased lands to be consolidated and operational costs shared for ultra-deep drilling operations. A Houma lawmaker's bill ...
Nov. 23, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 But do the governor and Legislature have the courage to fix our state pension system? As I enter my last term as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, I still cling to the belief that one person can make a difference ...
July 26, 2011 06:38 PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2011By Jeremy AlfordInsiders fear the new cost of doing business is squeezing out smaller independents. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 By Jeremy Alford Insiders fear the new cost of doing business is squeezing out smaller independents. Although ...
May 25, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2011Bills in the current legislative session and the recent resignation of Paul Pastorek bring our state to a crucial fork in the road to a better education system.Most of the buzz surrounding the current legislative session has revolved ...
April 27, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011From economic development to business taxes - an overview of the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. By Jeremy AlfordLawmakers have a new deadline: no later than 6 p.m. June 23.The challenges are nothing short of historic ...
March 30, 2011 06:00 AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011Tax exemptions passed by a simple majority legislative vote can stay on the books forever. That needs to change. By Edward AshworthWhen Gov. Jindal recently released his executive budget for next year, it began the process to ...
Dec. 29, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 If you live in Shreveport, you pay almost double the property tax of those in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. By Elliott StonecipherAs Louisiana marches to next spring's rendezvous with the "Grim Reaper of Unsustainable Government ...

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