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Louisiana Economy

The Power And Promise Of Local Government

Joey Durel | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Joey Durel

As a mayor, I am fortunate to live in a very forward thinking community. I strongly believe that as state and federal governments grow and become less manageable, people need to look to local government for real solutions and real answers.

Laura Bassett

Lawmakers In Poorest States Fail Poverty Scorecard | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. poverty rate jumped to 14.3 percent in 2009 -- its highest level since 1994 -- while lawmakers in some of the poorest states co...

In Gulf Region, Depression Up 25 Percent After Spill

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Before the BP oil spill, the Gulf Coast was a place of abundant shrimping, tourist-filled beaches and a happy if humble lif...