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Political polling is at crossroads in Louisiana
With cheap and fast automated surveys being dumped onto the election landscape in Louisiana, pollsters and consultants are taking stock and wondering what’s next. Fewer voters than ever are willing...
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Attorney general arrests suspects in Medicaid fraud
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Monday that a Shreveport caregiver has been arrested after illegally billing the Louisiana Medicaid Program for services that were not performed. Terri Dew...
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Rebel flag the Ultimate Dog Whistle
Raging Moderate by Will Durst Since its reintroduction on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in 1961 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Confederate flag ha...
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Bow hunters can arm themselves under new law
Gov. Jindal signed SB 212 by Sen. Rick Ward June 29 to ensure that law-abiding hunters can exercise their right to carry firearms for personal protection during bow hunting season. Previous law pro...
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Convention overdue to replace old State Constitution
Louisiana’s 40-year-old constitution becomes more bloated with amendments each legislative session, and the new governor and legislature that take office next year should consider streamlining the ...
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Bill should help higher ed and curb corruption
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Senate unanimously embraced legislation Monday that will help higher education and curb corruption in Louisiana, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. “The Senate adopted...
Jun 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bauxite plant coming to state
BATON ROUGE— This week, Gov. Bobby Jindal and President and CEO Alan Roughead of First Bauxite Corp. of Canada announced the company plans to invest $200 million to develop a bauxite processing pla...
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Letter to the Editor:
Dear Editor: Hooray for the John Birch Society again (JBS)!?Upon reading all the discussions about climate change, I would like to report that the JBS’s flagship magazine, The New American, has its...
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Last minute vote in Houses ruled invalid
A measure to significantly alter how the House elects its speaker, the chief presiding officer in the lower chamber, was passed with no advance notice and no debate during the waning moments of the...
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Raging Moderate: Red Pope, Green Pope
By Will Durst He gets under their skin like termites in a boathouse. Drives them crazier than Hillary Clinton and Yoko Ono dancing on a gay pride parade float. He’s the itch you can’t scratch. The ...
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