Editorial

Tom Purcell

Ensure grads are equipped for citizenship

“I may have to do WHAT to receive my high school diploma?”
“Pass a U.S. citizenship exam. The Civics Education Initiative is hoping state legislatures will require high school students in all 50 states to pass the exam in order to graduate. Some states, such as Arizona, have already passed such a law.”
“But my high school made me take American history courses, and I got straight A’s.”

Vet appreciates honor guard coverage

I would like to thank the editor of the Eunice News for printing the exceptional front page story on March 26 concerning the proposed St. Landry Parish Veterans Funeral Honor Guard. The display and contents were right on point as what is needed for a successful conclusion to a very important mission.
Also, I must thank the readers of the Eunice News who followed up with the request for donations. It comes to no great surprise that the pro-veteran supporters would pass up a chance to remember the veterans of this parish who gave of their time to defend this great nation.

Should rising Medicaid costs concern taxpayers?

Gov. John Bel Edwards is proposing to add more dollars to the DHH budget for Medicaid if lawmakers support tax increases on business. However, the House Appropriations Committee is resistant to that idea because of their concern over the growth in Medicaid; why are they concerned?
The American Press just released an article titled “The financial realities of Medicaid” that discusses a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, and provides the answer to our legislators concern with the following:

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