June 23, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, June 23, 2010Written by Jeremy AlfordFrom class clowns to most likely to succeed, this year's regular session produced moments Lafayette should remember - as well as a few worth forgetting.About two weeks ago, I overheard a conversation just ...
May 26, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010Written by Madeleine Hebert AOC and Downtown Alive! partner with Lafayette's hottest party band to create a collaborative, multimedia event. Anyone who has ever attended a Givers show can understand the unique and magical sensation ...
May 19, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010Written by Jeremy Alford How local members of the House Retirement Committee amended a bill at the request of Gov. Bobby Jindal and then changed their minds only minutes later One committee member after another laughingly admitted ...
May 5, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010Written by Jeremy AlfordPhoto by Robin May A landmark legislative package supporting the shrimp industry was adopted last week, but all the joy was sucked out of the milestone by a black mass of trouble in the Gulf of Mexico. With ...
April 28, 2010 06:00 AM
Written by Jeremy AlfordWednesday, April 28, 2010To hear his critics lay it out, Gov. Bobby Jindal is allergic to the sunshine of good government. To hear him explain it is to hear crickets chirping in the night. WHEN BOBBY JINDAL WAS ONLY RUNNING for ...
April 28, 2010 06:00 AM
Written by Jeremy AlfordWednesday, April 28, 2010 As more people turn to the Internet for their news, local and state governments are wondering whether paying newspapers to run public notices is the best use of taxpayer dollars. Momentum for the cause ...
April 13, 2010 08:37 PM
Written by Jeremy AlfordWednesday, April 14, 2010 Lawmakers are working with piecemeal data, non-profits are scrambling for attention, and the push to increase state revenues becomes ever so taxing. Many of the same lawmakers who were freely spending ...
April 6, 2010 08:06 PM
Written by Jeremy AlfordWednesday, 7 April 2010 State lawmakers have filed hundreds of bills for debate that will get in the boat with fishermen, follow hunters into the woods, lift shrimpers off the dock and push conservationists to the limit. Randy ...
March 30, 2010 06:40 PM
Written by Jeremy Alford Wednesday, 31 March 2010 A state law that allows public school employees to retire and then re-enter the system is raising eyebrows in Lafayette and the Louisiana Legislature. It's difficult to quantify how much the retire-rehire ...
March 23, 2010 06:54 PM
Written by Jeremy AlfordWednesday, 24 March 2010 The annual legislative session is right around the corner and brimming with hundreds of bills promising 85 days of something. In about a week's time, lawmakers will gather in Baton Rouge to kick off ...

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