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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putinI am not the alarmist type.  I don’t see bad things around every corner.  And I don’t believe those wild and crazy rumors that can be found on the internet.  But watching the news I have to say I am worried.  Things around us don’t look good, and I am concerned about the future of our nation and the world we live in.

putinI am not the alarmist type.  I don’t see bad things around every corner.  And I don’t believe those wild and crazy rumors that can be found on the internet.  But watching the news I have to say I am worried.  Things around us don’t look good, and I am concerned about the future of our nation and the world we live in.

cassidyThe Senate Race.  Republicans have mastered the art of shooting themselves in the foot and in the process losing elections.  Congressman Bill Cassidy, the Republican hopeful to defeat Senator Mary Landrieu (D), has taken the first step toward suicide by foot. 

cassidyThe Nagin Trial. The trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has ended with guilty verdicts in 20 of 21 counts. The trial brings to an end a sad chapter in New Orleans politics that began with such high hopes.

obama-isaacWelcome 2014.  With 2013 behind us I thought it might be interesting to see what is awaiting us in the months to come.  What’s most interesting is that some of the biggest news of 2013 may very well be the biggest news of 2014 

health-insuranceTo say that the rollout of Obama Care has been disastrous would be to praise it.

kick-the-can2The American people and the nation’s economy were held hostage for two weeks while politicians in Washington dug their heals in to prove their respective sides were right.

redlineNational issues are taking a back seat to international affairs.  The civil war in Syria is now on the minds of our leaders as President Obama has asked Congress to authorize a strike against Syria for the use of chemical weapons against its own civilians.  The president says he does not need congressional authorization to attack Syria, but he is asking Congress to give him the authority anyway.  

capitol-dcDuring the month of August, Congress takes its annual vacation, and this year is no different.  Not much has changed in a do nothing political climate that has become the norm for Washington and its politics.  Important issues remain unresolved.  

putinPutin (Putting) Snowden in Jail, Getting immigration reform

Immigration Reform.  The United States Senate has passed immigration reform and sent the legislation to the U.S. House of Representatives where the Senate bill in its current form is likely dead on arrival.

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