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Stephanie Grace: Ex-district attorney Walter Reed used funds to live the good life, epitomizes ‘corruption’

Walter Reed

“It’s important to remember that campaign funds are not public funds,” the lawyer for disgraced former St. Tammany and Washington Parish District Attorney Walter Reed said after his client was criminally charged last week. Duly noted. Speaking at an unusual press conference after U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced that a federal grand… Continue reading →

Our Views: Great to see new PAR report could help advance transparency in Louisiana government

Government transparency, like motherhood and apple pie, is something every political candidate professes to love, though politicians tend to lose their enthusiasm for openness once they’re elected. Gov. Bobby Jindal championed the idea of transparency when he ran for the state’s highest office, but since then, he’s successfully supported changes to the state’s public records… Continue reading →

Letter: Louisiana Nursing Home Association director says facilities make ‘special effort’ to change, provide quality care

As health care providers, we all want to provide the highest quality of care possible to our patients. Member facilities of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association have made a special effort to implement changes and best practices to improve quality of care. Data regarding quality shows great improvement by Louisiana nursing facilities:

Our Views: LSU Campanile: New reminder of an old war

Louisiana’s biggest memorial to World War I is LSU’s Memorial Tower, erected in 1923 as a monument to Louisiana residents who had died during what was hopefully — and inaccurately, as it turned out — called the “war to end all wars.” Upon entering the tower, visitors can find the names of 1,447 fallen Louisiana warriors.… Continue reading →

Louisiana Spotlight: Lawmakers hear about gaps in LSU hospital deals

Two years after Gov. Bobby Jindal began privatizing the state-run charity hospital system, problems and financial questions continue to appear as lawmakers and communities sift through the spill-out effect. The private managers that now operate the hospitals say they’re $159 million short in Jindal’s budget of what they need to provide adequate care for the poor and… Continue reading →

Letter: Hospitals undermine private practice doctors

I fully agree with Dr. Gerald Miletello’s views on the threat to independent oncology practice posed by 340B pricing. As another independent practicing oncologist, I too am upset over the abuse of 340B money to destroy the more cost-effective and more patient-friendly independent practice model for community oncology. When 340B was first… Continue reading →

Our Views: On Jindal’s clock, it’s always midnight

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Gov. Bobby Jindal answers media questions in an informal setting in his office Thursday.

With his state government facing a $1.6 billion budget hole, Gov. Bobby Jindal nevertheless found time last week to publish an op-ed in The New York Times suggesting that Louisiana is being oppressed by champions of gay marriage. Gay marriage isn’t even legal in Louisiana, and the state already has a religious liberty law to protect… Continue reading →

James Gill: Now, some equal time for the Creation story

Gov. Bobby Jindal opposed the annual attempt to repeal the creationism law because, his flack said, it is designed to “promote the discussion of different views.” There wasn’t much discussion Wednesday before a Senate committee decided to let the law stand, but the margin was only one vote. It’s never been anywhere near that close before, and… Continue reading →

Letter: Louisiana should consider new solution to carp problem

Thanks for the article on Asian carp from Wednesday, April 8. The carp invasion in Louisiana is real, and the need to thwart their currently unfettered proliferation is pressing. Walls, dams, weirs and electric fences have proven ineffective and exorbitantly expensive. I believe most American taxpayers would be appalled by the amount of federal tax money… Continue reading →

Letter: Dig deeper: Common Core worth keeping in schools

The heated debate in our state over the Common Core State Standards Initiative in math and English could really benefit from clear and accurate information about what the new standards are and what they are not. Anyone weighing in on them, be it on social media or during school board meetings, and certainly anyone with… Continue reading →

Our Views: Welcome to New Orleans, sailors

USS James E. Williams

It’s Navy Week in New Orleans, one of the port city’s opportunities not only to see our ships and service members in action but also to welcome our nation’s friends from Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition to the more than a thousand sailors and other services’ members… Continue reading →

Letter: Special interests ruining state, with permission

What legacy have the current legislators left for the people of Louisiana during their last seven years in office? Bad roads, rusting bridges, poor public schools, uncertain health care for the poor, universities drained of quality, huge giveaways of state money with questionable returns, etc. The state is worse off today than it was seven years ago.… Continue reading →

Letter: Continued work needed to end veteran homelessness

This week, the city of New Orleans received high praise from first lady Michelle Obama for being the first city in the country to eradicate veteran homelessness. Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans were among the agencies honored by the first lady for helping to house more than 200 veterans last year as part of the mayor’s challenge… Continue reading →

Letter: Louisiana not getting much in return for solar tax credits

The solar industry has poured a startling amount of effort and funding into attempting to gain the legislative favor needed for it to survive. Nationwide, the growth of the solar power industry is dependent on a combination of big-government mandates, tax credits and subsidies — making it the perfect target of wrath from limited-government, free-market and/or… Continue reading →

Letter: ACLU of Louisiana has defended the rights of Christian protestors and Christians seeking religious accommodations

Wednesday’s letter from Gene Mills contains a host of inaccuracies that must be corrected. He references the earlier letter from ACLU Executive Director Marjorie Esman, in which she quoted directly from the text of HB707. Mills, who himself cites no provisions of that bill, claims that because he doesn’t like her interpretation of the provisions she quotes directly,… Continue reading →