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U.S. Senate rejects end of federal sugar program
Louisiana's $3.5 billion sugarcane and sugar mill industries could breathe a sigh of relief Wednesday after an effort to effectively end the federal sugar program was defeated on the Senate floor.
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Small Business Trends
Small Businesses Dodged a Bullet on E-Verify - For Now
If you haven't heard of the E-Verify system yet, chances are you will in the future.
Wed May 22, 2013
Sugar interests win Senate vote
Helped along by a run of relatively low prices, sugar interests won a Senate farm bill vote Wednesday evening, defeating efforts at reform sought by a coalition of candy-makers, conservative activists and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Infrastructure Alert - May 21, 2013
On May 17, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum to aid in streamline permitting processes for infrastructure projects.
NRSC ramps up attacks on Dems over IRS scandal
The National Republican Senatorial Committee ramped up efforts Wednesday to tie Democratic lawmakers to the evolving IRS controversy, believing the issue will be an electoral winner for Republicans in 2014 and beyond.
City joins effort to keep flood insurance rates down
Parish President Paul Naquin recently visited Washington, D.C. in an attempt to prevent increases in flood insurance rates for residents and businesses in St.
Vitter/Lautenberg announce new chemical safety compromise
After more than two decades of impasse over chemical regulations, a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday announced a compromise that won support from both environmental and industry officials.
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U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu on Tuesday led a congressional hearing on "Assistance for Children in Adversity" as the federal government continues implementing its first-ever "action plan" to assist struggling children worldwide.
Tue May 21, 2013
Amendment to reduce sugar price support program pits sugar producers against candy manufacturers
The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on an amendment that would reduce price supports for sugar production.
Mary Landrieu offers bill to delay increases in flood insurance premiums
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. introduced legislation Tuesday to block flood insurance premium increases.
Jefferson Chamber crawfish boil: Steven Forster's Big Easy
The Jefferson Chamber drew more than 700 business and civic leaders to its 16th annual Premier Networking and Crawfish Boil on May 17 to enjoy 2,500 pounds of mudbugs.
Mon May 20, 2013
House and Senate farm bills good news for sugar producers. House bill trims food stamps
So far, so good for Louisiana sugar producers. Farm bills enacted last week by House and Senate agricultural committees would keep the federal sugar program pretty much in place, continuing a minimum price of 22.9 cents per pound and limiting sugar imports.
Sat May 18, 2013
FEMA's denial of Gustav cleanup funds reviewed
The U.S. Inspector General's Office has agreed to hear complaints from Livingston Parish officials over the lack of Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for most of the Hurricane Gustav cleanup.
Congress shouldn't let flood insurance sink residents: Editorial
Drew Dunn, right, catches a sandbag from Randy Matherne while Derek Porche grabs another bag from a truck on Bayou Gauche Sept.
US News & World Report
Bureaucracy Keeps Adopted Children Stuck in International Limbo
According to reliable estimates, there are nearly 10 million children around the world who, if global bureaucrats would merely get out of the way, could be adopted into loving, permanent families.
Fri May 17, 2013
On the Hill: Two gunned down deputies remembered in D.C.
Two St. John the Baptist Parish deputy sheriffs, gunned down last August in an ambush shooting in LaPace, were honored this week by thousands of police officers attending National Police Week activities here in Washington.
Fight continues on multiple fronts to block large flood insurance premium hikes
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Friday that she will introduce legislation soon to delay implementation of a 2012 flood insurance law that is leading to sharply higher premiums for policyholders.
Parish presidents band together to fight against Biggert-Waters, flood insurance rate hikes
Five area parish presidents will gather Friday morning at the home of St. Charles Parish residents Lisa and Robert Taylor in Bayou Gauche to discuss the anticipated ramifications of the B iggert-Waters Act on local communities, and lay out a road map for fighting against the implementation of the controversial law.
Thu May 16, 2013
IRS scandal outrage of Obama, Democrats, Louisiana Sen. Landrieu warranted, honest?
The Republican Party is displaying the greatest anger. The party who has not been able to shoot straight lately in the national election is taking to the airwaves.
Wed May 15, 2013
Landrieu helps lead 'Horses on the Hill' rally
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu helped lead the annual "Horses on the Hill" event to rally support for banning horse slaughterhouses and the exporting of horses for slaughter in the country.