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  1. Owen Courreges: Housing policies that rob the poor to aid the richRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 16 | Uptown Messenger

    I've said time and time again: Those who most vocally claim to care about the poor and disenfranchised in our society actually tend to do the most damage to them. Many wealthy liberals want to have their cake and eat it too; to support laws and regulations that superficially appear to help those less fortunate, but conveniently push them away and make their lives worse.

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  2. Danae Columbus: Could a tax on soft drinks help solve city's budget problems?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | Uptown Messenger

    The voters' rejection of Mayor Landrieu's tax proposal to fund additional police officers and pay firefighters' back pensions was not a vote against the need for the tax but a clear sign of voter dissatisfaction and mistrust of Mayor Landrieu's public safety policies and leadership. While the mayor obviously needs to address that anger, new sources of funding are still desperately needed if devastating cuts are to be avoided.

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  3. Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: Politics getting stranger as each week passesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | Uptown Messenger

    As Baton Rouge area residents listen President Obama's remarks on Medicaid expansion today, we can't help but think how strange our politics are getting. Governor Jon Bel Edwards can't get his choice for speaker elected but at least St. Rep Walt Leger gets the consolation prize of Pro Tem.

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  4. Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: Metro New Orleans will benefit from Edwards' term as governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2015 | Uptown Messenger

    Though the transition is just beginning, the metro New Orleans area is off to a strong start with John Bel Edwards and his transition team. Earlier this week, the incoming governor announced his support for State Rep. Walt Leger as Speaker of the House.

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  5. Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: Vitter's Super PAC tries to redefine race as his lead slipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Uptown Messenger

    At recent political events, consultants have been talking about how the Fund for Louisiana's Future, a Super PAC supporting David Vitter, has turned the governor's race into a nasty mix of negative ads which constantly bash Vitter's opponents. With millions remaining in the kitty of several PACs, these kinds of ads will surely continue until the election - now just 30 days away.

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  6. Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: Should Advocate publisher John Georges run for State Treasurer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | Uptown Messenger

    It's no secret to political insiders that State Treasurer John Kennedy has his eyes set on David Vitter's U.S. Senate seat if Vitter is elected governor. Vitter would be in a unique position to recommend his successor and could easily select Louisiana's popular Republican State Treasurer.

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