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Report lists pros and cons of State having low tax rate
The Kiplinger publication lists Louisiana in a new report as the third most tax-friendly state in the nation, but the financial forecast experts emphasize that there are both benefits and disadvant...
Sep 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Representative calls for investigation of retirement bill
State Rep. Jerome Richard (I –Thibodaux) has asked the Louisiana State Police Retirement Board to start legal action to determine the constitutionality of a new law and to hold off any raises allow...
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Hopefully, expected building boom will create new jobs
The projected building boom in Louisiana of more than $60 billion in new and expanded plants that will create thousands of jobs seems to be under way based on new employment figures released by the...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NSU gets grant for support of student athletes from NCAA
The continuing commitment at Northwestern State University to the academic success of student athletes is reflected in the school’s selection to receive a major grant from the NCAA to enhance and e...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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For health care woes, Jindal prescribes confusion
You should not drive or operate heavy machinery while attempting to understand the health care decisions made in recent years by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration. Nor should you mix the resulting...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raging Moderate
The plume of a great doom now looms. Talking about that wonderfully hideous first Monday in September- Labor Day. Yeah, sure, it’s a big time, bona fide holiday, but being the last warm wet splash ...
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Higher ed may be facing even more cuts without new revenue stream from state
Projected state budget shortfalls don’t seem to create much of a stir among legislators these days, but a new fiscal forecast showing that income could fall $1.2 billion short of spending needs for...
Aug 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smug Shots
Knew he shouldn’t. Couldn’t help himself. I’m talking about the beaming leer in Rick Perry’s mug shot. Or to be more precise, his smug shot. In the photo released by the Austin Police Department, t...
Aug 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor being watched closely as exit nears
With expectations mounting that Gov. Bobby Jindal will soon announce his campaign for president, attention is turning to not only who he will bring along with him but also what will transpire polit...
Aug 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dropping scores that indicate college readiness of concern
Scores earned by Louisiana students on the American College Test that gauges readiness for college level academic work have been among the lowest in the nation for a long time and dropped again thi...
Aug 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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