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Vitter could use a light touch
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” regularly features its “Mean Tweets,” in which celebrities, from Katie Perry to Larry King, read some awful things tweeted about them. A couple of weeks ago, in a segment focuse...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lack of respect contributing to decline of education
A new Harris Poll, conducted this year for the first time, points to declining respect among parents, teachers and students at schools across Louisiana and the nation. That is obviously a major fac...
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Unprecedented job growth missing skilled work force
The resounding message that emerged from the annual meeting this month of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry in Baton Rouge was that the state is on the brink of unprecedented job g...
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Medicaid expansion again facing legislators in new session
Louisiana legislators will likely be forced to grapple again this year with proposals to expand the state’s Medicaid program, but even leaders of the campaign to extend federal health insurance cov...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decline in Pre-K funding goes against success stats
Studies continue to show emphatically that successful programs at the pre-kindergarten level provide long-term academic benefits for students, so it is distressing that Pre-K funding is declining i...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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National groups invade State politics about contributions
In the 1983 governor’s race, before there were limits on political contributions, Louis Roussel Jr., the oil tycoon, banker and racetrack owner, gave $100,000 to Edwin Edwards’ campaign. Government...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report says State needs options to traditional education
Despite continuing concerns about the quality of some private schools participating in the state’s voucher education program, the new Quality Counts report from Education Week magazine shows again ...
Jan 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawsuit on elderly affairs possible against Jindal administration
A lawmaker from Assumption Parish and a group of senior citizens from south Louisiana say they are working on filing potential litigation against the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal to address ...
Jan 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voucher audit is negative; shows oversight lacking
Louisiana’s school voucher program is back under a microscope after a legislative audit concluded that the controversial system is not being monitored adequately to assure that private schools are ...
Jan 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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AP Source: NSA phone data control ends
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance powers, President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government’s control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Am...
Jan 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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