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After last August’s floods, many claimed the Comite River Diversion Canal would have prevented much of the damage.

“Most people would not have flooded, but this traumatic event happened because of ineffectiveness,” says Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges.


Louisiana’s senior Senator, Republican Bill Cassidy, presented a possible replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act Monday. 


Sue Lincoln

The phrase “riding circuit” may call up images of the Old West, but the current reality does not involve horses or clouds of dust.

“Will everyone please rise? Oyez, oyez, oyez. The honorable Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana is now in session.”

The Louisiana Supreme Court “rode circuit” Monday, hearing oral arguments on two cases at LSU Law Center. 

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“The job of this task force all along was to identify and push forward those things that would make the local government whole – in lieu of the inventory tax,” said the chairman of the SCR 6 Task Force, state Senator Bret Allain, at the team's final meeting last Friday.

The group has been grappling with the thorny problem of inventory tax, and Allain acknowledged that they've not been able to solve it.

courtesy Bob Mann

When the State Bond Commission met Thursday, they considered the plan to issue $275-million in bonds in March, in order to fund this year’s capital outlay projects.

But the author of this year’s Capital Outlay bill expressed reservations about the deal.


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