A visionary group seeks to assemble Lafayette’s abundant assets for success in a 21st century economy and here’s a clue: Arts and culture play a big, big role.
Who’s really behind the latest push to reform retirement laws in Louisiana?
By Jeremy Alford
There may be a man or woman or special interest or two behind the curtain, but Gov. Bobby Jindal is clearly the string-puller when it comes to this latest attempt to change Louisiana’s pension laws.
The legislative session has spawned retirement controversies, Web-based agendas and stupid bills. By Jeremy Alford
The old adage that no one is safe in life or property as long as the Louisiana Legislature is in session certainly applies this year.
Long-standing community arts organizations like PASA are adapting to Lafayette’s evolving cultural landscape with a ‘less is more’ approach.
By Heather Miller
As the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana wraps up its 23rd season of world-class performances and community outreach programs, the local nonprofit arts group finds itself at a turning point. Though donations and fundraising efforts have increased, ticket sales this year have been declining.
Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to modify the retirement plans of thousands of state employees — for the worse, many of them believe — even as he reforms his personal retirement plan for the better. By Jeremy Alford
It wasn’t exactly a secret that the administration was tinkering with public pension proposals. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s policy advisers were dropping hints about it over the Christmas holidays, and by the turn of the year holding meetings with obvious supporters. Jindal finally unleashed his plan Jan. 25 during a Baton Rouge Rotary Club luncheon.
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