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Inacurate projects by LFO could mean more higher ed cuts
State funding for Louisiana universities has been slashed to the bone in the past five years and more cuts could be coming soon based on projections by the Legislative Fiscal Office that revenues f...
Sep 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farm Bill comes sdown to Food Stamps again
Most folks don’t realize that what’s included in the federal Farm Bill has the potential to touch every corner and affect practically all aspects of Louisiana, from the cornfields in the north and ...
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Study will compile facts about about military base impact
Continual rumblings about possible cuts in military operations in Louisiana have provided the impetus for a comprehensive study that underscores the huge economic impact of military bases and perso...
Sep 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meat Pie Festival will pay fitting tribute to Jim Croce
It is fitting and noteworthy that this weekend’s Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival will include performances to memorialize singer-songwriter Jim Croce on the 40th anniversary of his tragic death in a...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study shows variance in state’s tax rates
Local sales taxes in Louisiana are the highest in the nation and are likely to increase in coming years as state funding for city and parish infrastructure projects and other programs becomes more ...
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2012 poverty rate basically unchanged
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Census Bureau reports the number of Americans in poverty stood at 15 percent in 2012. About 46.5 million people, or more than 1 in 7, were in poverty in 2012. That is not stat...
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‘Old Vitter’ drives them crazy in D.C.
It seems just like old days to see Sen. David Vitter driving his colleagues in both parties crazy. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada called the junior senator from Louisiana “a...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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LSU hospital deal short $39 million
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s privatization of the LSU-run public hospital network is bringing in $39 million less in lease payments for the facilities than expected this year, accord...
Sep 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pay of nation’s legislators varies greatly
According to the latest salary breakdown compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the annual base salary of a Bayou State lawmaker is $16,800. But that doesn’t represent total com...
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Operation Recall will aim at keeping graduates in state
It has been a disturbing problem in Louisiana for decades that so many outstanding college graduates leave for good jobs in other states because of the lack of major in-state businesses and industr...
Sep 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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