“Don’t forget to tell me how you are voting on the amendments,” a reader hollered out the other day as I was leaving a local business place. It’s a common request anytime those often-complex state constitutional amendments are on the ballot.
Legislators last month complained about the inability of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration and Republican state Attorney General Jeff Landry to get their acts together, and now a state district judge has said the same thing.
The mystery about why U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi of Lake Charles was removed from hearing the case of Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and his deputies has only deepened since it occurred earlier this year. It was the second time one of
Lawsuits filed by four of Louisiana’s coastal parishes accusing oil and gas companies of contributing to coastal erosion aren’t going anywhere at the moment. What we have instead is a growing war of words.
Congress had a difficult time passing a spending bill that included $500 million for victims of the historic