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Wed
17
Aug

DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard

 

Wed
10
Aug

Letters to the Editor

State Treasurer Proclaims “We Still Have A Spending Problem” Dear Editor: Louisiana just became a more expensive place to live, work, play, raise a family and own a business. As we all know, legislators watched winter turn into spring and then spring turn into summer at the State Capitol this year. They spent 19 weeks in legislative session.
 
Wed
10
Aug

Funding Choice is a Matter of Choice

By Stephen Waguespack

 

For the first six months of the year, a constant barrage of state budgetary doom and gloom littered news reports and incessantly occupied the airspace. This political messaging machine was revved up and driven hard to stress the need for taxpayers to pony up much more money for the government to solve state spending problems – despite the increasingly worsening economic conditions encountered by our residents.

Wed
03
Aug

Made in Louisiana

by Stephen Waguespack 

Guest Column by Camille Conaway LABI Vice President for Policy and Research So I’m a Dow baby. That’s right. Like so many in Louisiana, my dad spent three decades “at the plant,” joining the multinational manufacturer fresh out of Glen Oaks High School and with the help of a vocational training course on Florida Boulevard. The Dow Chemical Company provided a sustainable wage, quality healthcare, and stability to our family of five, helping to lay the foundation that would eventually allow me to become the first person in our family to obtain a university degree.

Wed
27
Jul

Prevention, Lane Graves, Disney World, America and Alligators

By Glenn Mollette

No one ever went to Disney World expecting to be attacked by an alligator. Little 2-year-old Lane Graves lost his life to an alligator last week while his family vacationed at Disney's Grand Floridian. We cannot imagine the emotional horror of the Graves family losing their son while simply wading in shallow water at the small beach adjacent to the hotel.
 
Wed
27
Jul

The Quest for Common Ground

By Stephen Waguespack

 

“I do not like that man. I need to get to know him better.” Abraham Lincoln is credited with this quote that simply reinforces something we were all taught as a kid but too often forget as an adult - the value in looking beyond our differences and instead striving to find common ground where possible.
 
Wed
20
Jul

Back to the Drawing Board for Small Businesses

By Stephen Waguespack
 
By Renee Amar, director of LABI's Small Business Council and Health Care Council While Louisiana's tax code issues have remained at the forefront of employers and the Legislature for the past six months, the legislative activity has not stopped the federal government from meddling in the state's private sector.
 
 
Wed
20
Jul

Did you know?

By: Raymond Powell
 
Most people have a varied interest in history – some are interested just in facts, some in historical fiction, some in trivia. This writer as some of you that have followed this article know has little interest in historical fiction, but accurate trivia is different. George Washington is truly an American hero, but “chopping down the cherry tree (I cannot tell a lie)” and “having wooden teeth” are myths. There are a number of accurate historical truths about George Washington that are interesting to know.
 
 
Wed
13
Jul

DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard

 

Wed
13
Jul

The Deficit that Won't Die

By Stephen Waguespack

 

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