Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor understandably felt out of place when he stood at the podium Oct. 14 for the Cry Out for America event at the Livingston Parish Council Chamber.
Twenty-one Louisiana residents have been put in charge of spending hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money. No, they don’t sit on a legislative committee, although eight of these people are elected officials. The other 13 are representatives from local and state governments; the bu…
The return of the residential and business community in the wake of the historic 2016 flood has garnered plenty of attention, but the rebuild of government finances could prove itself an equally tough hill to climb.
We’ve waited nine long years, dating back to the national recession, for a solution to Louisiana’s continuous slide into budget deficits and midyear spending cuts.
In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his family and his business, he did everything right.
More than two months remain in 2016, yet we can safely sum it as one of the most turbulent years in recent memory. If we can cling on one positive statement about this year, it will come in the form of a wakeup call.
The final month of the 2016 Presidential campaign will bring out a lot of stories about the two candidates – some they’ll want us to know, others they wish they could bury.
The Louisiana Department of Education announced Monday that the state will receive a $67 million federal grant to assist with teacher training.
We’ve moved past the first round between Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump. Two more debates remain between the White House hopefuls, but the first meeting may have said enough.
Amid a flood, a change at the head coach position for LSU football, and - less importantly for Louisiana residents - a presidential election, there’s another election that’s getting pushed down to the bottom of everyone’s conciousness.
Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, “This is what democracy looks like.”
You will not see Gov. John Bel Edwards’ name on a ballot in November or December, but you better believe it’ll be there in spirit. The outcomes of a handful of races could color how his political influence is perceived, shakeup federal relations for his administration and even create headach…
Alerting the press that he would deal with the birther issue at the opening of his new hotel, the Donald, after treating them to an hour of tributes to himself from Medal of Honor recipients, delivered.
In the wake of the worst flood in Livingston Parish history, a swathe of pictures have emerged depicting the separating wall on I-12 as a dam. In fact, a local engineer stated the concrete barrier had the ability to withstand an airplane crash.
You probably haven’t heard much about the election in the state Supreme Court’s Third District. But you will soon. There’s national interest in the race, with expectations that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will get involved, and heavy-duty super PACs are already lining up on both sides of th…
The U.S. Senate’s 95-3 vote to include the Comite River Diversion Canal project in its Water Resources Development Act gives us reason to believe what may never have seemed possible may now getting a fighting chance.
The ‘Shelter At Home’ program is a great idea for those who did not have the means to disassemble their homes and treat for mold following the ‘Great Flood of 2016.’
Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition.
If you need evidence to prove each election is a unique event, look no further than Louisiana’s U.S. House and Senate races this year. Themes overlap for some campaigns and many candidates espouse the same red-meat rhetoric, but the terrain of these elections likewise show some striking diff…
Mayors Gerard Landry of Denham Springs and Rick Ramsey of Walker made a trip to Washington last week in hopes they could express their concerns to the right people regarding FEMA’s lackluster response to the record floods in the area.
Speaking to 1,000 of the overprivileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary Clinton gave New York’s social liberals what they came to hear.
Nearly one month has elapsed since the period that has now become a tragic benchmark for Livingston Parish and, to a lesser degree, other parts of south Louisiana.
Louisiana’s mainline parties were already having to compete against super-charged political action committees, the presidential race and a slew of U.S. Senate candidates to raise money this cycle. Then the August flooding in the southern part of the state collided with major fundraisers, dir…
There has been quite a bit of comparison between the ‘Great Flood of 2016’ to such disasters as Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy.
A tug-of-war looms in Washington, one which could affect the recovery efforts for the thousands affected by August flooding, particularly those of us in Livingston Parish.
We will hear many stories in the weeks, months and years about a weekend rainstorm that became the worst flood event in modern times for Livingston Parish.
The aftermath of the police-involved shootings in Baton Rouge, the state’s approaching fiscal cliff and the fall election to fill one of Louisiana’s U.S. Senate seats are just a few of the headline-grabbing political issues that have taken a backseat to the widespread flooding of late.