STP Candidate for Sheriff Files Ethics Complaint Against Incumbent

The parish government is no stranger to skirting ethics laws, as Covington Weekly has reported in the past with legislation written by former Representative Tim Burns exempting parish council members from state ethics laws in place to prevent conflicts of interest.

Opinion: ITEP Problematic, Free Market Vs. Interventionism

Recently, the Industrial Tax Exemption Program is in the news. According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ( in “Tax Incentives: Costly for States, Drag on the Nation”, August 2013, “…state

Louisiana on Track to Ratify ERA

Senator J.P. Morrell has just announced that on the first day of the 2019 Legislative Session he intends to file a Senate Concurrent Resolution that provides for ratification by the Louisiana Legislature of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Karen Champagne: Candidate for St. Tammany Parish President

Democracy Versus A Republic
In a Democracy, the majority rules. If the majority decided they wanted your bike, they could take it.
In a Republic, your bike is your property and you do not owe it to anyone. It cannot be taken against your will, by law.
America is a Constitutional Republic
Therefore, the Constitution is the law by which we are supposed to be protected.
In a Republic, the individual is protected From the majority, by Constitutional Law.
A Constitutional Republic is what we were given. It is up to us to Keep It.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Covington-Mandeville Announces Community College Scholarship Program

The Covington-Mandeville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites applications from women in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes attending or planning to attend local community colleges. The scholarship will

Karen Champagne Announces Bid For Parish Presidency

Since 2003, I have been a resident of St. Tammany and have become extremely concerned about the growing problems in this parish. High taxes/fees; extreme permitting/licensing; ridiculous traffic congestion; poor drainage; and, high density developments are just some of the ways the current administration has made life in St. Tammany more difficult and expensive for all of us.