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Alford: Floating another highway funding plan

In roughly two weeks State Rep. Jack McFarland will hit the road to sell his plan to reform Louisiana’s highway funding formula. His target...

LSU researchers studying how cancer cells recruit

The teams have combined strategies from biological and chemical engineering.

Alford: Executive order fight becoming a soap opera

The same senior member of the state House of Representatives who originally triggered talks about a petition to override Gov. John Bel Edwards’ coronavirus...
JR Ball 2020

JR Ball: Shame on GOP state legislators for that clown show

During the clown show that was the recent special session, state GOP legislators went on a self-aggrandizing spending spree with our taxpayer dollars.

Riegel: More questions than answers on LSU energy deal

Questions abound over whether the LSU Board of Supervisors is looking out for the university or the interests of Jim Bernhard on a proposed energy deal.
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Publisher: How will America heal?

How America will have to come together after a contentious presidential election, plus saluting this year's Forty Under 40 and 225GIVES.

Alford: The post-primary Legislature

Much awaits the Louisiana Legislature when the 2020 primary election cycle comes to an end. The political spotlight will most certainly shift, and lawmakers...

Alford: Cure needed for special session fever

The most recent special session of the Louisiana Legislature adjourned last week, although it feels like the policymaking gathering never ended. Perhaps that's because...

Alford: New angles in the transportation debate 

When it comes to the ongoing efforts to find the funding and political will to tackle Louisiana’s mounting infrastructure and transportation problems, what has...

Alford: Government responses, both in Baton Rouge and DC, require patience

If you’re waiting for Congress to approve another relief package to address the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting economic downturn, you’re going to have...