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    How Mitch Landrieu’s French Quarter Violent Crime Solution Lacks Common Sense

How Mitch Landrieu’s French Quarter Violent Crime Solution Lacks Common Sense

There is a reason New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is not running for governor. It’s because of his odd public policy measures that the majority of the public could never

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    A State Rep Wants To Ban Alcohol Sales, Unless You Can Prove You Have A Designated Driver

A State Rep Wants To Ban Alcohol Sales, Unless You Can Prove You Have A Designated Driver

We have a clear winner for the award of the most absurd bill filed in this upcoming legislative session. Congratulations, State Rep. Henry Burns (R-Haughton) for filing such a useless

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    I’m Sure You’re Shocked That Patrick Jefferson Has Filed Another Grambling And SUNO Bailout Bill

I’m Sure You’re Shocked That Patrick Jefferson Has Filed Another Grambling And SUNO Bailout Bill

Give State Rep. Patrick Jefferson (D-Homer) points, he won’t give up trying to bailout Grambling and SUNO. He already tried to file a bailout bill exempting historically black universities from

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    SADOW: Blown Conclusions On The Louisiana Budget Project’s Cigarette Tax Report

SADOW: Blown Conclusions On The Louisiana Budget Project’s Cigarette Tax Report

In making decisions about Louisiana’s rickety budget this approaching legislative session, policy-makers need accurate information about their policy options. Unfortunately, a recent report about one of these issued by a

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    SURPRISE! Mitch Landrieu’s Solution To French Quarter Crime Is Exactly What You Were Expecting

SURPRISE! Mitch Landrieu’s Solution To French Quarter Crime Is Exactly What You Were Expecting

Raising taxes. Increasing the French Quarter’s sales tax is Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s big idea to fixing the problem of violent crime in the Quarter, which he announced today, though it is hardly

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    The Numbers Don’t Lie About Grambling And SUNO, They Need To Be Closed

The Numbers Don’t Lie About Grambling And SUNO, They Need To Be Closed

As The Hayride wrote yesterday, State Rep. Patrick Jefferson (D-Homer) has filed a bill to bailout Grambling and SUNO. He wants to give both schools, along with Southern and other

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If Any Leges Sign This Pledge, Run Them Right Out Of Office In November

  If Any Leges Sign This Pledge, Run Them Right Out Of Office In November

The professors at Louisiana’s public colleges are circulating what they’re selling as a counter to the Americans for Tax Reform

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HUH? The LSU Study That Claims Taxpayers Want Budget Cuts While Increasing Higher Education Spending

  HUH? The LSU Study That Claims Taxpayers Want Budget Cuts While Increasing Higher Education Spending

Louisiana taxpayers want to solve the state’s budget crisis with a variety of spending cuts and tax increases, while additionally

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HUDSON: “Build It (St. George), and They Will Come.” OR Maybe They Won’t Leave in The First Place!

  HUDSON: “Build It (St. George), and They Will Come.” OR Maybe They Won’t Leave in The First Place!

Almost 30% of available students within the geographical boundaries of the East Baton Rouge Parish School system attend private school.

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Here’s Why The Louisiana Legislature Shouldn’t Raise The Cigarette Tax

  Here’s Why The Louisiana Legislature Shouldn’t Raise The Cigarette Tax

What if I told you that an idea being floated to save Louisiana from financial disaster is to raise taxes on

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Drew Brees To New Orleans City Council: ‘Legalize Uber!’

  Drew Brees To New Orleans City Council: ‘Legalize Uber!’

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees has a litte message for the New Orleans City Council: Approve ride-sharing services, like UberX,

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Well, A Bill Has Been Filed To Bail Out Grambling And SUNO

  Well, A Bill Has Been Filed To Bail Out Grambling And SUNO

State Rep. Patrick Jefferson (D-Homer) has filed a bill to make the non-resident tuition at the state’s historically black universities

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SADOW: Beware The Anti-Common Core Trojan Horse Candidates In BESE Elections

  SADOW: Beware The Anti-Common Core Trojan Horse Candidates In BESE Elections

Those committed to education reform only can hope that the obsession some voters have with whether Louisiana should stick with

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Here’s How To Avoid Being Fined Under The New Orleans Smoking Ban Effective Next Month

  Here’s How To Avoid Being Fined Under The New Orleans Smoking Ban Effective Next Month

In just a month, it will be time for smokers to put their cigarettes out in the city of New

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WAGUESPACK: March Madness

  WAGUESPACK: March Madness

Well, that didn’t last long. With my NCAA March Madness bracket already destroyed and the talented but unpredictable LSU basketball

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SADOW: What New Orleans’ Smoking Ban Hath Wrought

  SADOW: What New Orleans’ Smoking Ban Hath Wrought

The hazards and hypocrisy of tobacco regulation and taxation went on full display as a panel of lawmakers grappled with

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BOUSTANY: Sixteen Seconds Of Unity

  BOUSTANY: Sixteen Seconds Of Unity

In Washington, it tends to get noisy. It’s easy to get caught up in the heated debates, political posturing, and

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Sidney Torres: The French Quarter’s Honorary Mayor

  Sidney Torres: The French Quarter’s Honorary Mayor

Trash business entrepreneur Sidney Torres IV seems to be the French Quarter’s saving grace, as he vamps up a plan to

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Somebody Has Filed A Marijuana Legalization Bill This Session

  Somebody Has Filed A Marijuana Legalization Bill This Session

At least one member of the Louisiana House would like to see this state follow the lead of Colorado and

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