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Government & Politics

“We see the problems we have with funding our government today,” [Legislative Auditor Daryl] Purpera said in an interview after delivering the report to the Legislature. “It’s public policy to give away 55 percent of our corporate taxes.”

There’s an old adage in criminal-justice circles: A good prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

Merritt Landry, it seems, is no ham sandwich.

Last night, more than 35 Baton Rogue attorneys- mostly high profile members of the trial bar– hosted a fundraiser for 19th Judicial District Court Judge Janice Clark. Among them was E. Wade Shows, who is representing state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in a high-profile case against the oil and gas industry that was in Clark’s courtroom earlier this week

Land Use

Most of the effects of gentrification Lee pointed out could also be pointed out by New Orleanians: reverse migrationchanging neighborhood names and boundariesnewcomers with high expectations, newcomers wanting to stop practices that have been in place for years, what constitutes garbage, “Christopher Columbus syndrome,” being priced out, neighborhoods finally getting standard amenities when new people move in, etc.

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