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Jim Beam column:Landry controls the session

Early information coming out of the special legislative session that began Monday indicates Republican Gov. Jeff Landry will apparently get everything he wanted from lawmakers. ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, January 17, 2024 7:12 am

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Jim Beam column: Closed primaries favor parties

The Louisiana Republican Party doesn’t like the state’s open primary election system. That is apparently the reason GOP Gov. Jeff Landry wants lawmakers to switch ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, January 13, 2024 6:44 am

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Three SW La. legislators to chair House committees

Three Southwest Louisiana legislators have been named chairmen of committees in the state House of Representatives. Sen. Mike Reese, R-Leesville, has been named chairman of ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Friday, January 12, 2024 6:16 pm

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Jim Beam column:Blue Cross sale still bad deal

A Lafayette resident who wrote about the proposed $2.5 billion sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to Elevance Health of Indianapolis back ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 6:27 am

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Jim Beam column: Edwards met the challenges

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is leaving office Monday with many reasons to be proud of his eight years in office. In his farewell address ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, January 6, 2024 7:31 am

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Jim Beam column: Presidential primary coming

Louisiana voters haven’t heard much about it, but there is going to be a presidential preference primary in the state on March 23. However, the ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 6:39 am

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Jim Beam column: Landry facing major challenges

Gov. John Bel Edwards is definitely leaving Louisiana in much better shape than he found it eight years ago, but his work isn’t finished. The ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, December 30, 2023 6:41 am

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Jim Beam column:Landry wants to change Medicaid

The over half-million Louisianans who qualified for Medicaid after it was expanded eight years ago were happy to hear back in April that six of ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, December 27, 2023 6:59 am

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Jim Beam column:Mailing checks complicated

Most of us never thought we would have to drive to the post office just to mail a check. Now, it’s being recommended by postal ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Saturday, December 23, 2023 7:03 am

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Jim Beam column:Blue Cross sale still unpopular

Some changes have been made to the plan to sell Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to Elevance Health of Indianapolis. Officials with both ... Read more

by Jim Beam, Wednesday, December 20, 2023 6:27 am

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