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Jindal to Coexist with Obamacare
It should be clear by now that, regardless of criticism and public opinion, Gov. Bobby Jindal is not going to change his mind about opting out of the expansion of Medicaid and not setting up state ...
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Healthy export business will mean jobs for State
Louisiana exports to nations around the world increased by 3.4 percent last year to a record $29 billion, bolstering the state economy and providing optimism and impetus for expanded manufacturing ...
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BP fines will help State revitalize coastline
Louisiana and the four other states along the Gulf of Mexico will receive extensive funding from federal fines imposed on BP as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the money is despera...
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State must expand funding to restore academic progress
Louisiana will never have a robust economy without a well-educated workforce, and a new study creates concerns about the direction the state is moving in producing college and university graduates ...
Aug 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State still below national average on ACT scoring
Louisiana high school students had the third lowest score in the nation this year on ACT exams that measure college readiness, and that should be a matter of concern for state education leaders des...
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Politics finally catch up with Seafood Board
Last week saw Ewell Smith resign as executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board after 13 years of service. And despite the lengthy reign, it was really only the last t...
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Letters to theEditor
Dear Editor: I recently served as secretary of the Solid Waste Commission appointed by our Parish President, Rick Nowlin. Our committee was made up of six individuals from various professions and b...
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State jobless rate flat as payrolls dip slightly in July
Louisiana’s unemployment rate held steady at 7 percent in July, according to numbers released Monday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. A separate survey from the same source showed that st...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Racial Voting Trends
With important federal and state elections just around the corner, consultants, politicians and pollsters are trying to make sense of Louisiana’s voter registration numbers, which have slowly been ...
Aug 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ranking on ‘integrity list’ good for state’s image
Improved and expanded ethics laws in recent years have given Louisiana a top 10 ranking on the “integrity list” compiled by the Better Government Association, a rating that will make the state more...
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