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Smiley Anders

Smiley: In the pink

Bo Bienvenu, of Prairieville, this column’s unpaid legislative observer, files this report from the Capitol: “With all the problems facing the state, it is nice to see the Legislature set priorities and come together in a rare display of… Continue reading →

Mark Ballard

Our Views: Minimum wage bill hits a roadblock

Gov. John Bel Edwards testifies in the Senate Labor Committee in support of minimum wage increase and equal pay bills while Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, listens. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Increasing the minimum wage in Louisiana is a primary goal for Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. He repeated it like a mantra on the campaign trail. He gave it a featured spot in his Jan. 11 inauguration address. It was the issue… Continue reading →

James Gill

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Gregory Roberts

Scott Rabalais

Chante Warren: Common Ground

Danny Heitman: At Random

Quin Hillyer