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Smiley Anders

Mark Ballard

Political Horizons: New governor faces grim budget prospects

Senate President John Alario came out of the meeting last week shaking his head. After hearing the tax collection and royalty numbers presented from different points of view, the Revenue Estimating Conference, which he chairs, officially determined the state needs to come… Continue reading →

Stephanie Grace

Gregory Roberts

Scott Rabalais

Patricia Gannon

Patricia Gannon: Just Desserts

Ed Abell, Buddy Webb

The League of Women Voters recognized those who have made contributions to the League’s mission and policy positions. Given their “just deserts” at a swanky Petroleum Club reception were Earl Picard, Safeguarding Democracy Award; Nick Pugh, Improving the Quality of Education… Continue reading →

Chante Warren: Common Ground

Common Ground: Getting into the science of it all

Science fair experiments have turned my dining room into a mad scientist lab cluttered with my children’s papers, glue sticks, buzzers, tape, rotten apple slices and some gooey gelatin residue. During science fair week, hundreds of students are putting their hypotheses… Continue reading →

Danny Heitman: At Random

Quin Hillyer