Louisiana post archive: Page 11

Opinion | A Committee of Vultures

Newly-elected State Treasurer John Schroder campaigned for a job he never fully understood, and as he demonstrated in a recent state bond commission meeting, his ignorance isn’t just embarrassing; it’s bad for business.

Louisiana’s Fourth Branch of Government, 1976-1991

During the past 20 years, a small group of anti-government ideologues has transformed state politics by preaching fiscal responsibility. Quietly, they’ve also collected billions in tax breaks, incentives, and government contracts. Part one of an ongoing series.

Opinion | Louisiana GOP leadership wants the state to fail.

There is a coordinated effort by Republicans to deny Gov. Edwards, a Democrat, a solvent budget, even if it means sabotaging the state’s credit rating, jeopardizing college scholarships, eliminating the services upon which disabled people rely every single day, and pretending as if hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients should be investigated for fraud.