July 7, 2017
By: John Diez
Most political observers agree that the last decade of Louisiana politics has been anything but dull due to a series of trends and changes:
Implementation of term... (Continue)
June 27, 2017
By: Stephen Waguespack
For generations, Americans have peacefully disagreed amongst themselves about the direction of the country. At times, fights have escalated over some of those disagreements. Thankfully though, our... (Continue)
June 15, 2017
By: Stephen Waguespack
In the closing weeks of the regular legislative session, Louisiana State Senator Rick Ward introduced a resolution to call for more civility in political discourse. This resolution... (Continue)
June 5, 2017
Perhaps it is the baseball fan in me, but I am a traditionalist in many ways.
I believe in taking it one game at a time, never messing with a... (Continue)
May 25, 2017
Having spent over 20 years in public policy, I understand that compromise is often necessary to achieving reform. This is proving to be true with the criminal justice reform package working... (Continue)
May 17, 2017
Finger pointers are out in full force these days in the State Capitol.
Louisiana is once again facing many of the same problems we have faced for DECADES. Ask... (Continue)
May 1, 2017
By: Renee Amar
Sunday, April 30th kicked off National Small Business Week. This is a week for us to celebrate our job creators and innovators. This is a week when... (Continue)
April 20, 2017
As the pressure mounts on the media for social media clicks and reader attention in a highly competitive marketplace, anonymous sources have become more frequently used by some writers to... (Continue)
April 13, 2017
This weekend, Christians all over the world will be celebrating the most important holiday of the church calendar. It marks the resurrection of Jesus, who died for our sins and... (Continue)
April 4, 2017
It’s time to face the truth we have long avoided: Louisiana cannot tax, spend and mandate its way to prosperity.
For decades, one politician after another has... (Continue)
March 28, 2017
By Brigitte Nieland
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) will hold a special meeting to consider the submission of a state plan to improve public education. The plan... (Continue)
March 22, 2017
Here we go again.
In just a few weeks, the Legislature will be back in session. It has only been a month or so since they met and addressed... (Continue)
March 9, 2017
In the 1970’s, management consultants started using a new metaphor to convince companies they needed to think about their problems and potential solutions in a whole new way. To... (Continue)
February 20, 2017
In the United States, an individual is considered innocent until the government proves them guilty by a specified burden of proof.
The rationale for this fundamental principle seems clear: an... (Continue)
January 31, 2017
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
His point is clear: take... (Continue)
January 23, 2017
Charles M. Schulz, the creator and lead illustrator for the Peanuts cartoon for fifty years, passed away in 2000 at the age of 77. He was an American icon in his industry,... (Continue)
January 19, 2017
I was reminded this past weekend about one of the many reasons why it is great to live in Louisiana.
I joined a few friends of mine as we took... (Continue)
January 9, 2017
Our society changes so fast, that sometimes, we don’t even recognize the scale of the evolution while it is happening all around us.
Want to find out what... (Continue)
January 5, 2017
Guest Column by Jim Patterson
LABI Vice President, Government Relations; Director, Taxation and Finance; Director, Employee Relations; Executive Director, Louisiana Right-to-Work Committee
Louisiana’s erratic tax system places us... (Continue)
December 28, 2016
By Stephen Waguespack
Well, another year has come and gone. It hasn’t necessarily been the most enjoyable year for many, but it very well may go down as... (Continue)