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Lawrence Chehardy

Lawrence Chehardy

For thirty-four years Lawrence Chehardy served as Assessor of Jefferson Parish. He has been the leading authority on Louisiana’s property tax laws. In addition to his political commentary and public speaking engagements, Lawrence Chehardy is a founding member of the Chehardy, Sherman, Ellis, Murray, Recile, Griffith, Stakelum & Hayes Law Firm and serves as its managing partner.

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TrollNo more tolls.  The voters spoke loud and clear this past weekend when they trashed the tolls on the Crescent City Connection.  With 78% of the vote, voters said they were tired of tolls, perceived misspending by the bridge, and broken promises.  So while the tolls are gone, new issues have become front and center. 

flagThe explosion of two bombs yesterday at the Boston Marathon points out once again that we live in a dangerous world.  The attack was not committed with guns or AK47’s or high capacity magazines.  The attack was committed with explosive devices that injured, maimed, or killed countless innocent people.  Those near the explosions who survived now have their lives changed forever.

 

jindal-landrieuSouthern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) has come out with its latest survey on Governor Bobby Jindal (R-La) and Senator Mary Landrieu.  The survey shows Gov. Jindal with an approval rating of 38% while U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La) has an approval rating of 56% with just 12% giving her an excellent rating.

 

roemerLouisiana has a history with tax reform.  Back in the late eighties a movement was underway in Louisiana for fiscal reform. 

 

obama-isaacWith the presidential election over, political junkies now turn their eyes toward the next big race. 

 

 

obama awolFor years we have heard conservative members of Congress say that the federal government has a spending problem.  Now liberals in Congress are saying we have a revenue problem.  Two different takes on the economic mess our country is in and two different positions that will be difficult to resolve.  As a result America continues to sink further into debt and calls continue for additional higher taxes.

 

celebrate-superWhat a score for Louisiana, New Orleans, and Jefferson Parish!  Super Bowl XLVII was a super hit.  The game was spectacular, halftime was incredible, and the fans who visited our great city were well pleased by their experiences. 

capitol-red-blueThere has much debate, especially in conservative circles, about a national sales tax or a value added tax as a way to raise significant revenue for the federal government while reducing its reliance on personal and corporate income taxes, if not eliminating them altogether.

 

obama-ballIt’s now time to put the politics aside, and for members of Congress to stop the name calling.

obama-ballIt’s now time to put the politics aside, and for members of Congress to stop the name calling.

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