Jim Beam, Author at American Press

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Jim Beam column:Children, juveniles need help

Two problems Louisiana had in 2022 that deserve immediate attention from the Legislature proved damaging to our most vulnerable citizens — children and juveniles. Fixing ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:53 am

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Jim Beam column: Tax cuts on table once again

Louisiana’s Republican-controlled Legislature reduced taxes in 2021 and some GOP members would like to continue those reductions at their session beginning April 10. The state ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 6:47 am

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Jim Beam column: Graves out, but has substitute

Republican U.S. Rep. Garret Graves of Baton Rouge isn’t running for governor. So who is he talking about when he says, “In the coming days, ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, March 11, 2023 8:08 am

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Jim Beam column: Wilson is facing tough odds

Democrat Shawn Wilson, the former state secretary of transportation, has entered the Oct. 14 race for governor. And U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, ended ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, March 8, 2023 6:16 am

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Jim Beam column:Graves: Will he or won’t he?

Now that some of the big names have decided not to run for governor, it appears the next major moves are up to U.S. Rep. ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, March 4, 2023 7:18 am

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Jim Beam column: Voters can remember names

When it comes to politics, name recognition continues to be one of the major keys to winning elections. The earliest example I saw of that ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, March 1, 2023 6:40 am

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Jim Beam column: If Ukraine loses, who’s next?

Reports that Americans are beginning to soften on supporting Ukraine in its war with Russia are extremely disturbing. It’s been said by many others, but ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, February 25, 2023 6:15 am

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Jim Beam column: Landry, Nungesser buddies now?

The Oct. 14 primary for governor, the headline race every four years, and for other statewide elected officials is beginning to take shape. However, candidates ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, February 22, 2023 6:40 am

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Jim Beam column:Time to tackle state poverty

One of the most disturbing figures I saw recently was 2,032,783, which is 44 percent of the state’s 4.6 million population that is on the ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, February 18, 2023 7:40 am

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Jim Beam column:Give juveniles regional help

Six south central Louisiana parishes are making plans for what could become a major solution to the state’s juvenile justice problems. The Jeff Davis Police ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 7:10 am

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