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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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Legislature should address infrastructure in session
A new state-by-state study of infrastructure needs nationwide focuses attention on extensive deficiencies in Louisiana’s system of roads, bridges, ports, drinking water, waste disposal facilities a...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Team Jindal meets Joe Friday
Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols must have known what would come next when she announced a $4.2 million state contract with an out-of-state consulting firm to come up with recommendati...
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: The recently announced resignation and pending departure of Dr. Derwood Duke from the position of Superintendent of Natchitoches Parish Schools will create an unexpected and challengin...
Jan 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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