“Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?” tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday.
Thoughts of time at a local playground evoke visions of children reveling in the innocence of childhood as they cavort in see-saws, swing sets, slides and sandlots.
The reports on TV in the wake of the Great Flood of 2016 have given some viewers the impression that many chose to leave Livingston Parish rather than endure a grueling recovery process.
The regular session of the Louisiana Legislature is underway, and all manner of individuals - and businesses - are scrambling to make sure they don’t get pounded by the inevitable tax hammer.
Baton Rouge, LA. - The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) today issued the following response to the delayed release of Governor Edwards’ bill to raise $900 million in new taxes on employers known as the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT).
The Louisiana Constitution that was approved by voters in 1974 has been amended 186 times since its inception. And it’s still nowhere close to being a perfect document.
By firing off five dozen Tomahawk missiles at a military airfield, our “America First” president may have plunged us into another Middle East war that his countrymen do not want to fight.
Abook on American history can often expose the reader to how much life has changed or remained the same over the course of time, whether it’s a century or even a decade ago.
The word “tempestuous” probably best describes what many believe will characterize the 2017 session of the Louisiana Legislature, which begins on Monday at the State Capitol.
On Monday morning, between roughly 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., much of Livingston Parish was inundated with roughly 5-6 inches of water due to a spring storm.
Afew polls are starting to surface in the race for state treasurer and they offer up a shared theme — this election is wide open and no one has it cornered.
The 6:00 hour on a Sunday evening is not long before sunset, even in the early weeks of Daylight Savings Time. But for two prominent businesses, the evening hours meant something more akin to a sunrise.
A recent report on Southeastern Conference school enrollment figures was released, and Louisiana State University sits squarely in the center.
Bill Clinton tried to fix America's health care problems and was shot down by Congress. Barack Obama got his solution enacted only to find most people didn't like it. Republicans who voted repeatedly to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something far better have found it fiendishly hard t…
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.