Edition Button
Natchitoches Times Logo
Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Editorials
Pay raise bills sail through Senate; wait on Gov’s desk
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Pay raise bills for judges, parish clerks of court and assessors are sailing through the Louisiana Legislature. The Senate gave final backing Friday to a bill that will let ...
Jun 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Flat rate gas tax not keeping up with cost of road repairs
Most states fund road construction and renovation projects with gasoline tax revenues, but a new report showing that income from those taxes is not keeping pace with infrastructure costs focuses at...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jindal won’t hear of tax to aid deaf
Given the steep decrease in telephone land lines and the explosion in cell phones, the legislative bill to adjust the tax to pay for telecommunications services for the deaf seemed fair and reasona...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Senate passes bill on raises for judges
Louisiana's judges and sheriffs are edging closer to five years of annual pay raises. A Senate-passed bill allowing the pay hikes received the backing of the House Appropriations Committee May 28 w...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Schools prepare for shooters
A bill adopted by the Louisiana Legislature this year requiring all public schools in the state to coordinate crisis management plans with local law enforcement and emergency preparedness officials...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Letters to the Editor
On Veteran’s Day 2001 I was honored by the Natchitoches Times by having a rather long article I had written published in their holiday edition. In that article I told the story of four men, all Nat...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Legislature cuts funding and controls tuition costs
Higher education in Louisiana took another huge financial hit in the current legislative session when the House blocked a bill that would have allowed colleges and universities instead of legislato...
May 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
State bucks national trend of tighter gun laws
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has the highest rate of gun violence in the nation and the weakest gun safety laws, and state lawmakers are moving to expand the already permissive statutes. Accor...
May 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lawmakers spout rhetoric, vote opposite
Lawmakers have taken strong philosophical positions on certain financial issues, but they aren't always keeping in step with their own rhetoric this legislative session. They have repeatedly talked...
May 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Cutting the deficit by monitoring consultants
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—State Rep. Jerome “Dee” Richard believes he may have found a way in which to cut into the state budget deficit to the tune of about half-a-billion dollars. HB-73 by Richard would ...
May 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story