The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale.
A$3 million campaign war chest makes the Gov. John Bel Edwards re-election prospects look bright on the surface, but nothing in life is guaranteed.
The task force assigned with determing the best path to address Louisiana’s growing infrastructure deficit and backlog - aptly named CRISIS - has presented its first recommendation to Gov. John Bel Edwards.
When the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature convenes on April 10, it will all come down to clock management for lawmakers and the Edwards Administration. So forget all of the marathon metaphors that you know, because this coming session, which concludes on June 8, is definitely goi…
The late humorist Will Rogers coined the phrase “I never met a man I didn’t like,” but he probably would have reconsidered had someone zoned his property.
Louisiana sports the highest incarceration rate in the country - by a large margin. Considering the state and its lawmakers are doing everything they can to raise and save money, the fact that a task force was created to set their sights on the State’s prison should come as little surprise.
O f the nine candidates running in Louisiana’s judicial races this year, all of them are women. This is certainly welcome news for those who want to see more women in elected office in the Bayou State, where strides have been slow.
It’s often best to take an issue or concern straight to the source instead of trying to muddle through red tape. It’s the approach five parish leaders used on a recent trip.
If numbers tell the story, the next couple of years could pose additional challenges for government agencies that provide services to residents of Livingston Parish.
In the wake of the Great Flood of 2016, questions abound. How long will the recovery take? What could the state and federal entities have done differently? Who’s the blame? How can we keep this from happening again?
As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs.
My column obviously does not bear the title “Follow the Money,” the name of our publisher’s weekly commentary. This week, however, an issue involving the Livingston Parish Council clearly boils down to money.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and state lawmakers sang the tune of optimism when they shored up a $304 million budget deficit on the final day of the 10-day special session.
As of the writing of this column, the Louisiana Legislature and the Edwards Administration still had a little more time to throw down all shields in a grand display of cooperation. (The special session, which has once again pitted the House against the Senate and governor, must adjourn by mi…
Healthcare and education dominate much of the talk when Louisiana lawmakers grind out the annual budget, but another important facet of our state remains relegated to the backburner – and it needs to change.
On Sunday, Feb. 19, Steve Buttry passed away after a multi-year battle with several forms of cancer. Pancreatic would be the form that took his life at the age of 62.
Donald Trump assured Americans Thursday that he is not acting in covert concert with Vladimir Putin. "I have nothing to do with Russia," he said during his news conference, insisting, "The whole Russian thing, that's a ruse."
When Roger Villere became the chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party 14 years ago, the only statewide GOP official was late Secretary of State Fox McKeithen. Today, of course, Gov. John Bel Edwards is now the only Democrat in statewide office, representing a sort of bookend for Villere i…
Most of us at one point or another have found ourselves in the proverbial “Catch 22” situation when we feel damned if we do and damned if we don’t.
The Great Flood of 2016 left Livingston and other affected parishes with little doubt their respective areas would not look quite the same in the aftermath.
In January of this year, Gov. John Bel Edwards told local media that there was a chance the Louisiana Legislature might have to ‘try’ a Constitutional Convention in order to correct ongoing budget issues.
If you're afraid that terrorists from a particular country will come to kill your citizens, it makes sense to ban anyone from that place. So brace yourselves, Americans. Any day now, the Syrian government may impose a complete and total shutdown on travelers from the United States.
Two parish presidents in Ascension and Jefferson are facing recall efforts for allegedly doing things that would make any good, church-going Rotarian blush. Another president in Lafourche, meanwhile, is still reeling from a “no confidence” vote that was delivered by his council last week ove…
If you’ve ever wanted to know the qualifications of a public official, you have that right to know. You can investigate their background, ask questions and read up on their background, quite often online these days.
When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that "we are officially putting Iran on notice," he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed.
At any given time of the day, it’s both the best elected job in Louisiana and the worst. One moment you’re leading a second line in a city that long ago captured the imagination of the world and the next you’re trying to explain to said world why people keep getting shot on Bourbon Street.
That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate given to him by those who elected him.
All classes are back in full gear in the Livingston Parish Public School System, even though not all schools are back on their original campuses.
The money wheel is spinning again, and this time there are some very big, passionate, and needy contestants standing around the dais looking for their chance at the prize.
Higher education officials, public school teachers and health care providers would like nothing more than an avalanche of state money to suddenly appear some time before the end of the fiscal year on June 30.
As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations now, two peoples.