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Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: In search of a consensus mayoral candidate

Amid the joyless prospects of the presidential race and the partisan bickering at the State Capitol, the Baton Rouge mayor’s race is beginning to...

A recent spate of political announcements signals a shift in power at City Hall

On May 18, outgoing Mayor Kip Holden announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District. Some 90 minutes later, just down the street, state Sen....

Istrouma coming back to compete

Back in the day, Istrouma High School was an athletic powerhouse and a rival to Baton Rouge High. (Remember Billy Cannon?) It was a...
Stephanie Riegel

Trump’s success reflects our country’s cultural demise

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party, there are several reasons to panic. That Trump is unable to articulate...

Should media be more transparent?

Journalists and editorial writers are always pointing the finger at others, demanding transparency and advocating for “the public’s right to know.” That’s a valid...
Stephanie Riegel

Paying the price for misplaced priorities

Funding the state’s construction projects is tricky business. This year will be trickier than usual. That’s because Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is attempting to...

Should Louisiana set a minimum wage higher than the $7.25 per hour federal standard?

At the moment, Louisiana does not have a state-mandated minimum wage—most businesses use the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. But Gov. John...

Reward LSU’s success with freedom

There is something wrong with this picture. Why would the flagship university in Louisiana, which has attracted the largest number of students among our...

Expanding Medicaid will benefit Louisiana’s economy, residents and hospitals

While the governor and our Legislature discuss more options to raise revenue and cut spending during this historic budget crisis, we are all looking...
Stephanie Riegel

Riegel: Change comes to CATS

When Bob Mirabito announced earlier this month he would be stepping down as CEO of the Capital Area Transit System, it took many in...

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