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The State’s budget

Recently, I signed HB 1, Louisiana’s budget bill for the next fiscal year. Despite reports to the contrary, the final budget that was signed into

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Details matter in Charity Hospital reform

In 2009, when Alvarez & Marsal, a national performance auditor, recommended a handful of common-sense business practices that would save taxpayers $72 million a year

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A medical procedure one in three women will have in their lifetime
Who has abortions? Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, lawyers, students; women have abortions. People who choose abortion may be married, single, in an abusive relationship, in a healthy ...
The mass shootings have got to stop
The Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club community is deeply saddened by the mass shooting that took place during our annual Mother’s Day’s Parade. Our hearts and ...
Why Your Mom May Need a Break
In honor of this Mother’s Day, you might consider that nearly every woman in Louisi­ana faces the fate of being a caregiver or being the one cared for at home, ...
The value of film and media-related incentives
The recently indication that the state is considering major changes in film and media-related incentives causes me great concern. If the State is only capable of evaluating pure numerical data ...
Letter to the Editor: The problems with taxing business services
The Council on State Taxation (COST) just released a study, “What’s Wrong with Taxing Business Services? Adverse Effects from Existing and Proposed Sales Taxation of Business Investment and Services,” that ...
Open letter to Gov. Jindal: There is a better way to tax La.
I commend you for pushing to repeal the state income tax. That was the theme of my campaign for Governor in 2007. Evidently we now agree that the most prosperous ...
Remember all the children, Mr. President
Remember the 20 children who died in Newton Con­necticut. Remember the 35 children who died in Gaza this month from Israeli bombardments. Remember the 168 children who have been ...
The name ‘Obamacare’
Universal health care in the U.S. was proposed in a letter by Republican President Teddy Roosevelt in 1907. It was central to his campaign when he ran for president ...

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