Congratulations smokers: Thanks to Louisiana being the only state in the union to lower its tax on cigarettes, you’ll being paying 4 cents less per pack next year.
During every regular session since 2009, state Rep. Franklin Foil has offered up for consideration a study commission that would look into the feasibility of holding a constitutional convention and advise the Legislature.
In celebration of Gov. Bobby Jindal's recent birthday, Gambit's Clancy DuBos offers a Cliffs Notes version of a book dedicated to our state's chief executive.
Voters could be asked to head to the polls in the fall and pony up the approval of two new property taxes.
“Those especially who support lower taxes and less government spending should insist on knowing the full story.”
The state Senate voted 34-1 Tuesday for Rep. Rickey Hardy’s bill to make affiliates of housing authorities subject to the state’s public records law. The only dissenting vote came from Sen. Karen Carter Peterson of New Orleans.
“HB 580 is a bad law that threatens the quality of learning materials on which Louisiana students depend at a time when they need the highest quality science education possible. It is also a disaster for school budgets.”
“The fundamental roll of government should be Roads, Drainage, Traffic, Infrastructure and Safety.”
CNSI Corp., the company slated for one of the largest contracts in the state, wasn’t eligible for the work until after its former employee, Bruce Greenstein took over the state Department of Health and Hospitals.
Now we’ll see if Jindal can marshal his formidable power of persuasion (read, threaten to block public works projects) with some within the overwhelming majority of Republican lawmakers in both the Senate and House who voted for the renewal.
Acadiana-area Sens. Mike Michot, Elbert Guillory and Fred Mills voted with the majority in defeating the bill.
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