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Losses on internet sales tax costing State $800 million
Louisiana loses more than $800 million a year in sales taxes on Internet purchases, and a proposal being debated in Congress would allow this state and others to collect those taxes. There is clear...
May 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s FFA Harm Offensive
If sequestration happens and nobody feels it, does it have a political impact? No, apparently; so two months into what we were told would be Armageddon, the Obama administration is launching a harm...
May 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget uncertainty upholds devastating cuts to higher ed
Uncertainty has engulfed legislative deliberations of this year’s state budget and future fiscal issues since Gov. Bobby Jindal abandoned his tax swap plan, and that haziness comes at a time when L...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Infrastructure needs masked with talk about budget reform
With prattle in the legislature about even the possibility of cuts in state income taxes without new revenues to offset those losses, it would be prudent for lawmakers to study the latest Report Ca...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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A nation of sheep
"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." - Edward R. Murrow Benjamin Franklin warned that a people preferring security over liberty deserves neither. In the aftermath of each attack u...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prohibiting social media good step for Legislature to take
Louisiana legislators should approve a proposal in the current session to expand existing restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving. The Senate Transportation Committee has already endor...
Apr 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana has appaling ranking matter of concern for everyone
A new report that ranks Louisiana first among all states for gun violence should be a matter of concern for every elected official in the state regardless of their philosophy or position on laws re...
Apr 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special event brings out the best in this community
Natchitoches did what the community does best last weekend, welcoming thousands of visitors to town for a special event. The 18th annual Jazz/R&B Festival was a rousing success that pleased local f...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boston bombs prompt Twitter toxicity
By Dick Polman Shortly after Boston's annual idyll devolved into mayhem, I posted a tweet. "Worst thing: People died...Second worst thing: The upcoming blame game." And sure enough, it was game on....
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s easy to applaud Sigmas, community for ‘Dancing’ event
The Dancing with the Sigmas program at Northwestern State University last week was a perfect example of the numerous and positive cooperative endeavors between the university and the community that...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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