Qualifying for the race to replace 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham isn’t until July, but the campaigns are heating up in a real way. The district, which covers the northeastern parts of the state around the Monroe region as well as central Louisiana from Alexandria through the Florida…
I feel terribly sorry for the hundred thousand Americans who’ve lost their lives to the coronavirus.
From the COVID-19 outbreak and the dip in oil prices to climbing unemployment figures and uncertainty around every corner, this is no time to maintain the status quo in state government. Our elected officials need to be on the lookout for future threats, new strategic alliances and fresh sou…
John and his wife have found the house of their dreams. It has the size they are looking for, and it’s in the right neighborhood with a great school district. It meets all the requirements they started out looking for in a new home and the $250,000 price is within their budget.
During his 20 years in the U.S. Senate, Jeff Sessions was a solid conservative who was right on issues such as stopping illegal immigration. He was the first U.S. Senator to endorse Donald Trump for President and was rewarded with one of the most coveted appointments in the new administratio…
The coronavirus epidemic has raised a troubling apprehension in Louisiana and in many other states across the country. There seems to be a devaluation of older citizens. I’m in that number of older folks, and there appears to be ample evidence that older citizens are often the victims of an …
When Republicans failed to deliver for the American people and lost their majority in the United States House of Representatives in 2018, a true poison was unleashed on the nation. For a second time, Nancy Pelosi became U.S. Speaker of the House and in her latest stint in this position she h…
The end of the regular session, a conclusion slated for less than two weeks from now, will in no way, shape or form close the door on legislative politics for this calendar year. In fact, there’s more (much more) politics to come, and rather soon.
Who could have ever imagined that our lives would so dramatically change by a virus that just a few months ago was dismissed by our leaders as a minor problem that really would not affect our lives that much. A little social distancing and we will all be back to normal in no time. How wrong …
Hardly a day goes by that an authority figure somewhere doesn’t assert that the decision to re-open the U.S. economy must be based strictly on the facts. Over and over again we hear this argument from governors across the nation even though they are leaving out a critically important element…
As expected, the panel that forecasts how much money state government is expected to collect in taxes and fees over the next year disclosed Monday that Louisiana lawmakers must find about $1 billion to prop up the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Lawmakers and the administration know a heck of a lot more right now about the budget and the financial impact brought about by COVID-19 than they did just a week ago. But that doesn’t mean the inhabitants of the Capitol’s first floor (where the House and Senate work) and its fourth floor (w…
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