YR’s Honor Conservative Legislators

The new Capital City Young Republican Club honored four state legislators for the conservative stand they took on many of the important issues during the recent regular and special sessions of the Louisiana Legislature.  Those receiving Outstanding Legislator Awards were: •    Sen, Bodi White (R-Central) •    Rep. Rick Edmonds (R-Baton Rouge) •    Rep. Valarie Hodges […]

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Scalise: A Blue Collar Workhorse

When cable news networks carried the news on Thursday, June 15 that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise had been shot by an assassin targeting Republican Congressmen, many in Louisiana were heartsick. They know Scalise as a friend and colleague who is well-liked in both parties. Two journalists associated with this newspaper, columnist Jeff Crouere and […]

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Four BR Area Republicans Join Dems on Budget

Four Baton Rouge area Republican lawmakers  broke ranks with their Republican colleagues to support the state budget proposed by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.  They were: •    Rep. Franklin Foil •    Rep. Kenny Havard •    Rep. Barry Ivey •    Rep. Rogers Pope The bill passed 56-46 and crushed the more conservative plan developed by House […]

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Will BREC Move Zoo to Iberville Parish Line?

Now the Board of Commissioners of BREC is considering a plan to move the Baton Rouge Zoo from its home in North Baton Rouge to a site in the southern part of the parish, possibly near L’Auberge Casino on the Iberville Parish line — 22.7 miles and at least 34 minutes from the zoo’s present […]

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Judge Janice Clark Ignores Directives From 1st Circuit on Rouzan Project

In the legal system today, getting justice is slow, difficult, and expensive.  That is one of the lessons Danny Hoover and Dr. Bob Welch have learned during a lonely, 10-year struggle to have their property rights respected under Louisiana law in a battle against Rouzan developer Tommy Spinosa. Now the Hoover and Welch families have […]

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Interview with IHS Principal Reginald Douglas

In March, the Istrouma Advisory Committee, which was appointed by East Baton Rouge Parish schools Supt. Warren Drake to assist him, interviewed six applicants to be the principal of Istrouma High School beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. On recommendation of the committee, Reginald Douglas was chosen by Supt. Drake to fill that position. Here […]

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Olivia Broderick Earns Law Degree At Wash & Lee U.

Olivia B. Broderick of Baton Rouge received a Juris Doctor degree on May 6 from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Broderick, the daughter of Pat Broderick and Ann Broderick, was among 99 students who received their J.D. degree during commencement ceremonies held on Washington and Lee University’s historic    Front Lawn. She won the […]

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Black Leaders, Republican Leaders Meet

After the DOJ announced its decision in the Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge Republican leaders invited several prominent black to come to the Ronald Reagan Luncheon to discuss the issues and how to keep protests safe for everyone. The discussion, which went far overtime, was a success and resulted in better understanding.

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President Must Declare War on Media

The media smells blood in the Potomac River. They sense the President they hate could be removed from office. Never mind that he won a landslide, winning electoral votes in 31 states. The media hate the President’s agenda and they hate that he defied their wishes and expectations by winning last November. What has happened […]

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Mid-City Spot Shows Potential of BR Canals

In a state known for its waterways, it’s amazing how little recreational or commercial use is made of the system of drainage canals that wind through Baton Rouge. The canals such as Ward Creek, Hurricane Creek, and Jones Creek, are filled with rainwater and not sewerage, which has a separate drainage system. Most of the […]

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