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Alford: Storm-related housing issues deserve Capitol spotlight

Across south Louisiana, families and businesses are struggling to rebuild homes and storefronts following two years of hurricanes. At the same time, a public discussion over insurance practices is intensifying, setting the Capitol’s stage for an important discussion about housing-related issues.

Alford: Time to give citizenry constitutional control

From the 2019 statewide cycle through the primary that was concluded this past weekend, members of the Louisiana Legislature have successfully passed constitutional amendments only 50% of the time.
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JR Ball: Louisiana needs an education

Until Louisiana gets serious about education and fighting poverty it will remain ranked as one of this country's worse states.
Stephanie Riegel CATS

Riegel: How many consultants does it take to run CATS?

How many consultants does it take to run CATS? The shocking answering is at least 10, including three for marketing and communications.
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Publisher: Why is Niranjan Baisakh still employed at LSU?

Given recent events and the ongoing Title IX scandal at LSU, one has to wonder why an AgCenter professor is still employed by the university?

Alford: Democratic Party targeting new voters

Republicans have enjoyed a hot streak in Louisiana, capturing most statewide and federal offices and tipping the scales in elected bodies like the Legislature....

Alford: Politics of redistricting gets personal

The first paid advertisements of the redistricting cycle, purchased specifically to influence how state legislators will draw an election district next year, have surfaced in the Acadiana region.

Guest opinion: Setting the record straight on industry response to orphan well claims

Recently, environmental groups have called for the removal of oil and gas industry representatives from Louisiana’s Oilfield Site Restoration Commission, the body that oversees the Department of Natural Resources' Orphan Well Program. 

Alford: Sales tax amendment suddenly faces hurdles

After several months of feuding with lawmakers over funding for various projects and her administration’s COVID-19 restrictions, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has come out against the legislative leadership's crown jewel on the fall ballot—Constitutional Amendment No. 1 to centralize sales tax collections. 

Alford: Democrats rally around new personalities  

With Gov. John Bel Edwards nearing the midpoint of his final term in office and former Congressman Cedric Richmond working for the White House, Democrats in Louisiana are looking to the future and wondering who will be the next big names. 

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