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Area towns, organizations will get boost from pet projects approved by Legislature

Cities, towns, political subdivisions and a couple of local organizations in six Southwest Louisiana parishes are beneficiaries of some of the $92.7 million in pet ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Monday, June 17, 2024 11:15 am

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Jim Beam column:Pet project system is unfair

A city councilman in an area parish asked  me a question in an email message I have never received over my many years of covering ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, June 15, 2024 6:43 am

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Jim Beam column:Pet projects have long lives

Pet projects that had their origin in 1984 when the late-Gov. Edwin W. Edwards was governor have survived over most of the years since then. ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, June 12, 2024 6:21 am

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Jim Beam column: Elections major session issue

Louisiana’s election system is one of the most secure in the country, but you wouldn’t believe that if you saw all of the election bills ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, June 8, 2024 6:54 am

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Jim Beam column:Disappointing session is over

We are finally safe, but perhaps not for long. Members of the Louisiana Legislature that have been in sessions almost constantly since they took office ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, June 5, 2024 6:23 am

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Stine legislation receives national coverage

Louisiana state Republican Sen. Jeremy Stine of Lake Charles sponsored a bill during the recent legislative session that is getting national coverage from Bloomberg Law, ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Monday, June 3, 2024 11:38 am

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Jim Beam column: Brumley likes propaganda videos

Cade Brumley, Louisiana’s state superintendent of education, has endorsed what critics call a right-wing nonprofit — PragerU — that produces “pro-America” content for use in ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, June 1, 2024 6:45 am

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Jim Beam column:Constitution plans changing

Writing a new Louisiana state constitution has always been a risky proposition. However, what had been a reluctant state Senate this year appears to have ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, May 29, 2024 6:36 am

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Jim Beam column:Louisiana governors have stroke

Never underestimate the power of Louisiana governors. Republican Gov. Jeff Landry proved once again this week that if he wants something bad enough he usually ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, May 25, 2024 6:34 am

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Jim Beam column: New constitution is tough sell

The late-Gov. Edwin W. Edwards made it clear during his 1971 and 1972 campaign for governor that the rewriting of a new state constitution was ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, May 22, 2024 6:18 am

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