Nov. 24, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010Louisiana's assessors are taking on Big Oil while the state treasurer faces off against Team Jindal. Why? Money, of course. The time between elections is normally quiet, punctuated largely by the fellowship of Thanksgiving ...
Sept. 29, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 The two frontrunners in the U.S. Senate race are promising voters new employment opportunities, which this fall's loser may actually need next year. Both David Vitter and Charlie Melancon say they would create more jobs ...
Aug. 25, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2010Written by Jeremy AlfordIf you're paying into a state retirement system and reaching for that brass ring, it may take longer to grasp if a national policy trend continues creeping into Louisiana. What were the nation's lawmakers ...
March 24, 2009 12:00 AM
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision to turn down part of the stimulus package is pitting Democratic lawmakers against business and industry. What Democratic lawmakers describe as a hidebound decision by Gov. Bobby Jindal is viewed by business interests ...
Jan. 27, 2009 11:00 PM
Gulf Coast activists press for billions in recovery funds. Is Washington listening? President Barack Obama’s inauguration marked a turning point in African-Americans’ civil rights struggles of the past two centuries. Now activists are asking the ...
Dec. 22, 2008 11:00 PM
As Louisiana’s adult inmate population outstrips national trends and conflicts continue in the youth prison system, the cost of incarceration is poised to be the legislative sleeper issue of 2009. Louisiana’s entire process for locking up convicted ...
Nov. 26, 2008 12:00 AM
Louisiana continues to lose well-educated residents and gain illiterate ones, but state officials are working to reverse the trend. Roughly 28 percent of the people living in Louisiana today cannot read this sentence. That’s more than one-in-four ...
Oct. 29, 2008 02:41 PM
Any hope for a federal energy bill appears to be a flop for now, but the ongoing campaign for president offers a look into future policy discussions. For all of the pomp and pageantry that went into the debates over drilling and gas prices this year ...
Sept. 24, 2008 12:00 AM
After Hurricane Katrina dropped her rains on us in 2005, it was the elderly man sitting near the Algiers ferry landing without shoes, having been forced out of his home by rising waters before anything could be packed or salvaged. There was also the St ...
Aug. 27, 2008 12:00 AM
While coastal communities are reaping the benefits of a new military installation and money for water resources, Louisiana’s northerly locales haven’t been as fortunate. When it came down to scoring major projects for military operations and water ...

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