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Does Anyone Care About Debts and Deficits?
Baton Rouge, LA—“Fiscal Cliff, Part One” is over. President Obama wins the round. He wanted to raise the income tax rates on the top two percent of taxpayers and he got his way. The tax change will...
Jan 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: While visiting relatives in the area they took us to view the lights on the river in the fair city of Natchitoches. It is indeed a beautiful city, however, this was a very disturbing s...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cliff Hanging Resumes in D.C.
With one fiscal cliff averted and more on the horizon, the new Congress takes over with the seats still warm and feelings still hard from the old one. The hostilities just carried over, with the sp...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana and Mississippi are least healthy states
Louisiana is tied with Mississippi for dead last in the nation in the United Health Foundation’s 2012 rankings of healthiest states, and too little is being done to improve Louisiana’s continuing p...
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Underage drinking is a big problem in Louisiana
The national organization Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has launched a campaign during the New Year to help curtail underage drinking, and community leaders here and nat...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New state constitution could help eliminate budget woes
The Revenue Study Commission that has been reviewing the state’s tax structure for several months is winding up its work and will present recommendations to the legislature this spring. Gov. Bobby ...
Jan 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed high speed rail would benefit entire region
High speed rail systems provide convenience for passengers and expand economic opportunities in other parts of the nation, so it is encouraging that plans for being considered for expanded rail pas...
Jan 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana delegation divided on fiscal cliff vote
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s congressional delegation split in voting over the deal to prevent the so-called “fiscal cliff” of widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts, with most of t...
Jan 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Facts not required to make film about oil, gas industry
Yet again, another negative film has been released regarding the oil and natural gas shale revolution that is sweeping across our nation. The latest film, Promised Land, featuring several A-list ac...
Jan 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Year Ahead of Unfinished Business
With no elections in 2013 nor much in the way of bold new initiatives put forward by anybody, the state's agenda for the new year is crowded nonetheless with the unfinished business of the old. Gov...
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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