In local voting, timing is everything For tax measures in Lafayette to ever have a shot, election scheduling has got to change.

If holding off-cycle elections is the parish government’s strategy to raise taxes, it’s a poor one. Research shows that low turnout favors those who oppose taxes.

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In defense of well-funded libraries An All-American call to arms

Critics have taken aim at the library’s reserves. But, as local governments look to stabilize budgets in times of economic flux, fund balances are key to long-term planning.

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