Feb. 18, 2015 11:31 AM
It's the big question on just about everybody’s mind: Where is Lafayette's economy headed? ...
Oct. 21, 2009 05:00 AM
Absolute power corrupts absolutely, which is why the Senate should rebel against Sen. Harry Reid feathering his own nest. The popular 19th century English nobleman, Lord Acton, is perhaps best remembered for the statement: “Power corrupts; absolute ...
May 27, 2009 12:00 AM
If natural gas is the ‘champagne of hydrocarborns,’ Congress and the Obama team would be well served to start with a tall glass. Some 30 years ago, I was coordinating a group of independent oil and gas operators from the Lafayette area lobbying ...
Jan. 27, 2009 11:00 PM
Is the cost worth the cure? ‘Climate Change’ legislation is coming, but you and I are going to pay for it. It would be funny if it weren’t so serious. California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman proclaimed that his powerful committee in Congress ...
April 30, 2008 12:00 AM
New Legislature, more health insurance mandates Sometimes it is true indeed that the more things change, the more they remain the same. That may be the case with our new Legislature and the issue of health insurance mandates. Many employers and their ...
March 26, 2008 12:00 AM
The spending cap flap The rhetoric is flying over Louisiana’s constitutionally imposed expenditure limit on the growth of the state budget, a feature commonly called the “spending cap.” The Republican minority in the House during the latter stages ...
Feb. 27, 2008 12:00 AM
Tax Commission appointments are crucial Some of the most interesting — and revealing — appointments Gov. Bobby Jindal will make will be on the Tax Commission. This regulatory body is, essentially, a five-member panel that should work to ensure that ...

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