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Former state lawmaker Vic Stelly, mastermind of the “Stelly Plan” state tax reform of 2002, died over the weekend of COVID-19. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the 79-year-old Stelly had a vision for a new way of funding state government using income taxes instead of sales taxes.

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The Stelly plan lowered, then eliminated state sales taxes on certain items like food and utilities in exchange for raising income taxes on upper-income earners.

Louisiana Highway Safety Commission spokesperson Mark Lambert says officers are out in full force catching impaired drivers for the holidays. Lambert says impairment means both booze and drugs, Which includes prescriptions.

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Vaccines began being administered at two VA homes in Louisiana, on Monday, bringing about a sense of hope among residents. Brooke Thorington has more

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Former Denham Springs High School Assistant Football Coach Tyler Love turned himself into authorities after an investigation into allegations of misconduct regarding students at this school. He’s been booked on two counts of indecent behaviors with juveniles, and one count of prohibited sexual conduct between educator and student.