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Who’s to Blame for Our Budget Mess? It’s all of us

June 21, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice)  By Stephen Winham-Guest Columnist The 2017-18 budget was enacted in a ball of confusion that allowed an escalation of the blame game.  There was less back-slapping than usual when the latest unnecessary special legislative session ended, but perhaps more back-stabbing. I heard Gov. Edwards on the radio blaming […]

Call to Action: A simple way to hold parish officials accountable

NOTE:  Once again our friend Bobby Hoyt, the freest of free thinkers we know, comes up with a great idea to hold our officials accountable. Call to action: if anyone around the parish happens to see Parish employees cleaning up trash out of the ditches, please take and post a picture of it. I have […]

Edmonson a leading candidate to replace LSU Police Chief ousted for excessive overtime

June 19, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) “LSU police chief retiring next month; national search on tap,” said the HEADLINE in the June 9 Baton Rouge Advocate. But don’t look for that “national search” to extend far beyond the corporate limits of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And don’t be surprised if an old familiar name is quietly […]

PSC approval of surcharge for water companies adds insult to injury of flood victims

June 14, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Baton Rouge television station WBRZ had a NEWS STORY that caught my eye on Monday night, a story that shot my blood pressure up a good 30 points. Residents of the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Livingston, and Ascension will have a small surcharge attached to their water […]

“I can assure you, we gonna do better! Okay?”

The latest Parish Council Finance committee meeting was June 6, D-Day, and President Kenny Matassa was moved to exclaim: I can assure you, we gonna do better!  Okay? Awright?  The empty promise could have been offered to just about every department under Matassa’s feckless (we hesitate to call it) leadership.  But his exclamation came after the revelation […]

Ruminations on legislative failures and its cost to taxpayers

June 13, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) I found my old buddy Harley Purvis sitting in his usual spot: in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark at John Wayne’s Lip-Smackin’ Bar-B-Que House and Used Light Bulb Emporium in Watson, Louisiana. But something was decidedly different. The President of the Greater […]

U.S. Rep. Graves’ Statement on the Shooting of Scalise, four others

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves issued the following statement regarding this morning’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others in Virginia this morning: “Most importantly, we are thankful that our fellow Louisianian, Steve, is going to recover and remain strong. We will continue to pray for him, his wife Jennifer and […]

Satterlee “refuses to be Mr. Matassa’s dupe”

NOTE:  President Kenny Matassa, apparently, has invited the Parish Council to discuss better services for the residents of Ascension which, to the trained ear, is nothing more than another ridiculous public relations ploy.  We are glad to see one council member is not participating in the spectacle; and we are not surprised that it is […]

St. James President: Never Forget!! D-Day message (delivered on June 9)

We don’t want to ever forget…. In honor of all those who served during WW II and the sacrifices made for our liberty and freedom that all of us enjoy today…. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the […]