Articles By: James Plummer
Many Americans are now looking to state legislatures to step in and take the lead in amending the Constitution to curb the Congress’ outrageous spending problem.
The proposed Labor Department budget for fiscal year 2013 includes money for 35 new investigators to dig through business records and go after employers and employees who contract independently.
Unemployment remains a major concern throughout the state of Louisiana and the nation as a whole. While the jobs situation in Louisiana is somewhat better than the national average, the unemployment rate for working-age teens (16-19) is astronomical and bodes ill for the future of Louisiana’s youth.
Following the United States’ Supreme Court 2005 decision in Kelo v. New London, a number of states passed laws designed to protect homeowners and others from the arbitrary taking of property by government for ill-defined purposes of “economic development.” Louisiana’s 2006 constitutional amendment forbids the government from taking someone’s home for another’s private gain. Only [...]
Due process won a victory in New Orleans last week. A civil court appeals judge threw out a traffic ticket (for a right turn on red) because there was no human witness to the infraction. The ruling comes a few months after Jefferson Parish temporarily suspended the program amid questions about the propriety of a [...]