Taxes aren't only hot topic

“Jim, maybe people are tired of reading about taxes,” a friend said to me Friday after asking if I had a topic for Sunday.

Thinking he was probably right, I ditched plans to write about the Louisiana Legislature’s failure — so far — to come up with

We got troubles in 'River City'

BATON ROUGE — Why would anyone seek a seat in the Louisiana Legislature, which is a deliberative body, if they already had their minds made up about the most critical issues facing the state? Is there really no room for compromise?

Quit cutting higher education

Louisiana’s higher education leaders appealed for more state financial support last week during a nearly seven-hour hearing by a House Appropriations subcommittee. However, they got little sympathy from chairman Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington.

Legislature needs strong hand

“Is there anyone who can actually get something done at the Legislature?” the lady asked.

“Yes,” I told her. “He’s Senate

Latest poll has surprising info

The anti-Gov. John Bel Edwards forces won’t like it, but the good news is that Louisiana residents for the first time in five years said they believe the state is headed in the right direction. A new LSU poll found that 46 percent of the people it