Here we go again. Louisiana faces yet another budget deficit.
This time, the shortfall for the spending year that begins July 1 is approximately $1.6 billion — at least as nearly as the state’s revenue estimating gurus can calculate.
Who knows what the number will be by the time the Legislature convenes April 13 to officially start wrestling with the predicament. The bottom line is pretty simple: Once again the ends don’t meet in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed budget.
As I write this the West Point Military Band is playing and I’m thinking of the end of another year wondering what the new one will bring. I didn’t expect to be ending 2012 in the rehab hospital. I’m not trying to be Polyanna, but I can’t help thinking there are many alternatives that could be worse.
How painful was the Saints’ loss at Baltimore Sunday?
Well, the Saints need to win out in of final two games (at Atlanta and vs. Tampa Bay) to be assured of a playoff berth.
The Saints were fortunate to see both Tampa Bay and Green Bay lose Sunday, but New Orleans still finds itself behind the eight ball as the season winds down. If the Buccaneers can beat a struggling Seahawk squad
Caregiving is seldom easy — it involves providing financial, physical, emotional and spiritual support to someone who is unable to live independently.
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, approximately 44 million unpaid individuals (mostly family members) provide care each year to ill or disabled loved ones who are age 18 or older.
If you’re a caregiver, no one has to tell you about competing demands for your time. You may feel the emotional drain of caring for a loved one whose condition may not improve.