Wednesday, February 2, 2010
A bill exposing housing authority affiliates to sunlight is good legislation. By Walter Pierce
It’s not astonishing to me that some are dragging state Rep. Rickey Hardy over the coals for his ongoing role exposing what is at the very least profound mismanagement at the Lafayette Housing Authority.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce probably did more harm to itself than to Sen. Mike Michot with its legislative scorecard. By Walter Pierce
A first-quarter political drought extending from City-Parish Council leadership elections to the commencement of redistricting was admirably filled by the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, which, stomping around Muscle Beach, kicked sand in the face of not only a longtime member but one of its most ardent supporters both in Lafayette and at the Capitol in Baton Rouge.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A demographer and former school board member believes he can satisfy the concerns of the city without blowing up the charter. By Walter Pierce
Mike Hefner thinks he may have the answer to the city of Lafayette’s creeping chagrin over its diminished autonomy.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Bad blood on the City-Parish Council is beginning to flow. By Walter Pierce
Journalists who cover the Lafayette City-Parish Council hope for it, but political intrigue is a capricious lady. We long for the bickering, graffiti-scribbling days of yore. Yet 2011 is already showing promise that the animus of the Chris Williams era could return with gusto. Such enmity may be counterproductive for political progress, but for a beat writer, baby, it’s gold.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Redistricting might become a legislative brawl, but coastal Louisiana could benefit. By Walter Pierce
In less than three months state lawmakers will gather for a special session to redraw Louisiana’s congressional and state House/Senate districts to conform with new census figures. This promises to be a contentious powwow for state districts as Republicans seek to solidify political gains, Democrats try to mitigate their declining clout and regional interests compete for influence.
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