• Cheers and Jeers: March 28, 2015

    Cheers -- Moving forward
    Cheers -- Reckless damage
    Cheers -- Award winners
    Cheers -- Domino effect

  • Film tax credits are expensive

    Louisiana has a blossoming film industry, and it is easy to see why. The state spent $222 million last year in tax credits to the film industry — a move that brought just $51 million back to the state in the form of taxes.

  • Teen drivers don't need distractions

    The evidence continues to mount in the argument against using cellphones while driving. A new study finds that distractions play a huge role in teen drivers' crashes.

  • Parish should join legal fight

    Terrebonne Parish residents have much at stake in the ongoing legal fight to keep Vanguard Environmental from operating injection wells in Houma. So it is gratifying to see the parish government join in that fight.

  • Election season puts the onus on voters

    The next six months or so promise to be active for local and statewide campaigners. With some high-profile offices up for grabs, the campaign trail will be filled with political veterans and newcomers — all of them hopeful to serve a local...

  • School study is important

    The Terrebonne School Board is about to embark on an important process, and it needs to make sure it gets it right from the beginning. The board has asked for a study of the district's infrastructure — mainly school buildings themselves...

  • Some good, some bad in state poll

    A recent poll by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab shows a distinct mix in how Louisianans view the state and where it is headed.

Letters to the editor

  • What is scary about fair tax?

    I've been told there are people afraid of the fair tax. The Fair Tax Act of 2015 is 131 pages long.

  • State needs to fix its retirement

    Due to Statement No. 68, accounting and financial reporting for pensions, of the Governmental Accounting Standard Board, Louisiana government agencies will wake up to find a liability on their books for their prorated share of the unfunded...

  • Don't give up on the students

    Last week, Gov. Jindal announced that he plans to propose a process in the upcoming legislative session that will end all of our progress toward better preparing our students for their futures. What is his plan? To turn back the clock in classrooms...

  • Celebrate elephant decision

    Ringling’s business decision to take elephants off the road by 2018 comes on the heels of a successful push by the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, PETA and other groups to ban bullhooks — sharp fireplace poker–like weapons...

  • Give Grover Norquist a break

    Lately it has become fashionable to belittle Grover Norquist, the American political advocate who opposes tax increases and serves as president of Americans for Tax Reform, in part because Gov. Jindal seeks Norquist’s guidance on the subject...

  • The world is now at war

    President Obama refuses to refer to ISIL, al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Quds Force and others as Islamic terrorists.

  • Make Congress support veterans

    U.S. Sens. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Daines, R-Mont., in bipartisanship on March 9 introduced to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Act.

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