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    JUNEAU: Adieu!

JUNEAU: Adieu!

“The moving finger writes and having writ moves on, nor all thy piety nor wit can lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out

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    JUNEAU: A Tangled Mess

JUNEAU: A Tangled Mess

If you are President Obama, you know you are not having a good week when some of your most crucial and trusted allies let you know through the media that

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    JUNEAU: The Other Government

JUNEAU: The Other Government

Every day seems to unearth more claims of unwarranted privacy intrusions upon private citizens by the National Security Administration (NSA) and the myriad other agencies and contractors that comprise its

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    JUNEAU: A Headline That Brings Back Memories

JUNEAU: A Headline That Brings Back Memories

“Refilling Rainy Day Fund Clouds State Budget Prospects” read the headline in The Lens, a New Orleans publication. Tyler Bridges wrote an insightful article about the need for the governor

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    JUNEAU: The Political Cycle Begins

JUNEAU: The Political Cycle Begins

It is August, midway through the second term of a term-limited governor. The Legislature isn’t in session. Ordinarily this would be a period of political doldrums in which little attention

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    JUNEAU: Some Things That Caught My Eye This Week

JUNEAU: Some Things That Caught My Eye This Week

In a surprise move, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection District- East filed a lawsuit against scores of oil and gas companies to try to force them to pay what could

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JUNEAU: Property Tax Reform Moving Backward Not Forward

  JUNEAU: Property Tax Reform Moving Backward Not Forward

After Kathleen Blanco was elected governor in 2003, I had a meeting with her before her inauguration. One of the

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JUNEAU: A Tale Of Two States’ Unemployment Experience

  JUNEAU: A Tale Of Two States’ Unemployment Experience

Last month, the North Carolina Legislature enacted legislation to corral its expanding federal debt for unemployment compensation (UC) benefits to

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JUNEAU: Cynicism, Politics And A Train Wreck Delayed But Not Prevented

  JUNEAU: Cynicism, Politics And A Train Wreck Delayed But Not Prevented

The Obama administration announced on July 2 that the January 1, 2014 deadline for many employers to provide health insurance

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Looking Back Part III: The Tort Reform Special Session Of 1996

  Looking Back Part III: The Tort Reform Special Session Of 1996

For years the civil justice system in Louisiana was one of the worst in the nation in spite of very

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JUNEAU: Partisanship Has No Place in Regulatory Bureaucracies

  JUNEAU: Partisanship Has No Place in Regulatory Bureaucracies

Much has been said, and deservedly so, about the IRS targeting conservative non-profit groups regarding their applications for tax-exempt status.

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JUNEAU: The Session Might Be Over, But The Problems Sure Aren’t

  JUNEAU: The Session Might Be Over, But The Problems Sure Aren’t

Perhaps the kindest thing that can be said about the 2013 Regular Session of the Legislature is that it didn’t

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JUNEAU: Against All Odds (Looking Back, Part 2)

  JUNEAU: Against All Odds (Looking Back, Part 2)

In my last column, I wrote about the “Election from Hell” between Edwin Edwards and David Duke in 1991 and

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JUNEAU: The Election From Hell

  JUNEAU: The Election From Hell

(As my retirement approaches, some of my weekly columns will look back at key events during my career with LABI.

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JUNEAU: Some Things That Caught My Eye This Week…

  JUNEAU: Some Things That Caught My Eye This Week…

Where Ignorance is Bliss—If FDR had the same advisors that Barack Obama has, he wouldn’t have known that Pearl Harbor

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JUNEAU: The Ides Of May

  JUNEAU: The Ides Of May

Three weeks are left in the 2013 regular session of the Legislature, and much water is left to run under

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JUNEAU: House Set To Advance $300 Million In Tax Increases

  JUNEAU: House Set To Advance $300 Million In Tax Increases

The House Ways and Means Committee advanced a package of bills Monday that will become vehicles for a proposed $329

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JUNEAU: One More Time

  JUNEAU: One More Time

In this column on March 27, I stated that the top goal of LABI for 2013 was as follows: “Tax

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JUNEAU: Cash Cash

  JUNEAU: Cash Cash

Years ago in an earlier life, I was general manager of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce when oil and

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