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Notes from the Legislature
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The House refused Tuesday to relinquish legislative control over tuition hikes for students at Louisiana's public colleges. A proposal by Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, ...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators ignoring public opinion on term limts
Louisiana voters have demonstrated overwhelming support for the concept of term limits for elected officials over the years, but a bill that would have placed limited terms for statewide elected of...
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regrettable that legislators feel need to protect money
It is a sad commentary on the state budget process in Louisiana that legislators feel it is necessary to protect settlement funds from the BP oil spill by seeking a constitutional amendment to assu...
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Hospitals change will cost state $42 million
Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize all but one of the LSU-run hospitals across south Louisiana will cost the state an estimated $42 million to make the l...
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Surplus envy: States doing better
Through the last five years of ongoing, agonizing budget deficits and mid-year cuts, Louisiana politicians could at least console themselves knowing that other states were grappling with the same f...
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Legislature should promote ways to collect millions
Louisiana legislators should adopt a proposal that has already been approved by the House Ways and Means Committee to create an Office of Debt Recovery to help collect millions of dollars that indi...
May 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature should promote ways to collect millions
Louisiana legislators should adopt a proposal that has already been approved by the House Ways and Means Committee to create an Office of Debt Recovery to help collect millions of dollars that indi...
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Losses on internet sales tax costing State $800 million
Louisiana loses more than $800 million a year in sales taxes on Internet purchases, and a proposal being debated in Congress would allow this state and others to collect those taxes. There is clear...
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Obama’s FFA Harm Offensive
If sequestration happens and nobody feels it, does it have a political impact? No, apparently; so two months into what we were told would be Armageddon, the Obama administration is launching a harm...
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Budget uncertainty upholds devastating cuts to higher ed
Uncertainty has engulfed legislative deliberations of this year’s state budget and future fiscal issues since Gov. Bobby Jindal abandoned his tax swap plan, and that haziness comes at a time when L...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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