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Recovery School District lax in filing travel expenses
It comes to submitting and verifying employee travel expense claims, it appears that the Recovery School District (RSD), in keeping with past performances as reflected in several state audits, is s...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another method of redistricting may be worth considering
The special election this month for Louisiana’s 5th District seat in Congress focused attention on the meandering, oddly-shaped congressional districts in the state that have been ranked among the ...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman’s election may signal shift of philosophy
Vance McAllister’s election to Congress from Louisiana’s 5th District could signal at least a slight shift among voters from the far right philosophies of Tea Party politics to a more moderate plac...
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Limited patient choice next heal issue overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) — After they get the website fixed, then what? Keeping your doctors and hospitals may be the next vexing challenge for Americans in the new health plans created by President Barack ...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special election rattles political landscape
Political newcomer Vance McAllister of Swartz pulled off his second big election surprise in a row by easily defeating the early favorite in the Nov. 16 runoff in the 5th Congressional District. Af...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consumers spending more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers shrugged off the 16-day partial government shutdown and spent more on autos, clothing and furniture in October, boosting U.S. retail sales by the most in four months. Sa...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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President Obama pushing tax on advertising in attempt to control media
A recent satirical cartoon showed a cemetery with a gravesite in the middle of the page. The graveside maker had the named engraved “United States of America” 1776-2013. The inscription under the d...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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More low scores for schools stirs Common Core battle
More low scores for Louisiana public school students on this year’s National Assessment of Educational Progress exams stirred the continuing controversy over whether the state should embrace the na...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flight of state employees could erode efficiency of government
Classified employees, or those with Civil Service ratings, are leaving state agencies and departments at the greatest rate in the past decade, and there are concerns that the loss of so many skille...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local lawsuits more to Jindal’s liking
There is a good reason why Gov. Bobby Jindal responded so calmly to Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes suing dozens of oil companies for coastal damage, compared to his ballistic reaction to a simi...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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