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  Thursday, December 17, 2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana  TOUGH QUESTIONS FOR LOUISIANA UNIVERSITIES! With a new governor about to take over the reins of state, LSU and other Louisiana colleges are making a full court press for more funding. They have a good argument to make. But what do taxpayers get in return? Have universities...
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Thursday, August 13th, 2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana LEGISLATURE STICKS IT TO INSURANCE POLICYHOLDERS!  If there was one area of financial help that could have and should have been addressed by the Louisiana legislature in its recent session, it was insurance reform. After all, a Dallas-based research firm completed a new study last month that concluded...
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April 30th, 2015 Baton Rouge, Louisiana  HAS LSU DUG ITS OWN HOLE? Chicken Little has got nothing on King Alexander. The LSU president is shouting from the rooftops that the state financial commitment is crumbling to the ground, the LSU fiscal sky is falling, and he is about to declare “academic bankruptcy.” Academic bankruptcy? I’ve...
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HOW BAD CAN LOUISIANA INSURANCE CLIMATE GET?  The cost of property insurance in Louisiana is skyrocketing, and rates have become unaffordable to many.  And if a property owner is able to scrape up the spiraling yearly premiums, their claims are often not being paid. Just last week, this column wrote about how projections of increasing...
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  Thursday, April 11th, 2012 Baton Rouge, Louisiana LOUISIANA’S “GIVE THE CRIMINALS PLENTY OF NOTICE” LAW! There’s a great new edict that’s about to become law in my home state of Louisiana.  It’s called   the GTCPTG statute.  Short for, “Give the Criminals plenty of time to get away.”Â  Louisiana legislators and the state’s insurance department...
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Thursday, April 28, 2011 Baton Rouge, Louisiana LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA– NIGHT AND DAY ON PROPERTY INSURANCE! All this week, Florida’s largest newspaper, the Miami Herald, has been writing both feature articles and editorials about the problems facing Florida property owners in finding affordable insurance.  Day after day, headlines conveyed the intensity of the struggle – ...
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Thursday, February 24th, 2011 New Orleans, Louisiana GET THE POLITICIANS OUT OF REAPPORTIONMENT It’s redistricting time for legislators, both in Louisiana and throughout the country. Criticism that decisions are being shaped behind closed doors is raining down on this politically sensitive process.  Lawmakers in my home state have scheduled a number of meetings to discuss...
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