One of the most important laws adopted in the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature has been virtually unnoticed. House Bill 100 by Representative
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly In his new book, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin takes shots at President George W. Bush for not
By Dr. Andre M. Perry Contributing Columnist Charter school opponents have long argued that chartering would lead to the privatization of public schools. Guess what? Give a building and you ... U.S. Government silent on tainted products from Taiwan
By Ngoc Nguyen, Vivian Po, and Summer Chiang SAN FRANCISCO (New America Media) — More than three weeks after the Taiwanese government began a massive recall of tainted food products, ... 2011 La. Legislative session legacy: Lack of accomplishment
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly The 2011 Legislative Session will likely be remembered more for what was not accomplished than that which was. The SUNO-UNO merger failed. A single college board ... Vital programs deserve public support and public dollars
The ongoing state budget crisis has forced policymakers to scrutinize the importance and contributions of state-supported programs. Two items of utmost importance to the state are 1) ... Review of the FHL/RMJM Hillier report
With all the financial uncertainties that have been exposed by the recent independent studies on the economic viability of the proposed new University Medical Center in New Orleans, it is ... Does Jindal increases ‘taxes’ as he cuts taxes?
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly Bobby Jindal says he is against growing government by revenue — supports tax cuts, opposes tax increases. Yet, the governor has spent most of his time ... Proposed street name change from St. Claude St. to Henriette Delille St. is cause for debate
By Zoe Sullivan The Louisiana Weekly When people hear that St. Claude Street may have its name change, often the first response is anger. Remembering Dorothy Mae Taylor: The First Lady of 1300 Perdido St.
By Michael Radcliff The Louisiana Weekly Forty years ago, in the Spring of 1971, a 42-year-old former PTA president, devout Christian and social activist stood proudly, yet trembling, as she took ...
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