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Transportation allies refuse to take backseat to budget
Heading into the fall of 2014, before oil prices dropped, the Common Core education standards reignited a controversial debate and the proverbial wheels completely fell off of the state budget, tra...
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President’s race survey doesn’t include Jindal as candidate
It is newsworthy in Louisiana and nationally that a new survey by the reputable Public Policy Polling group on the 2016 president’s race does not include Bobby Jindal among the nine prospective GOP...
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Firms downgrade Louisiana’s stability rating for future
Two rating firms that determine the credit status of states for bond sales and other fiscal activities have lowered Louisiana’s financial outlook from stable to negative, and that could cost the st...
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Message, Message, who’s got the message
Raging Moderate by Will Durst Don't look now, but the Democratic Party is undergoing an identity crisis of such monumental proportions, the Dissociative Identity Disorder people have called and are...
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Taxes by any other name ill fortify budget
Call it a tax or a fee, or even a penalty or a fine. By any name, increasing them still means individuals and businesses will be expected to pay more. In Louisiana, they’re all on the table this se...
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Golfing great David Toms will give lessons at Hall of Fame event
Golfers here and across the state have an opportunity to take part in a unique event that will benefit the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches and the David Toms Foundation that assists a...
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Fishing tournament will bring national attention to Parish
The Carhartt College Bassmasters Series regional tournament that begins in Natchitoches today and continues through Saturday will provide a nice jolt for the local economy and focus positive nation...
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Although state gets improved grade, higher ed future dismal
A national organization that studies financial support for higher education has given Louisiana a grade of “C” in overall fiscal issues related to colleges and universities, and even that middling ...
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Legislative fight over union dues resurrected
The reshuffling of members and the chair on the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee has given yet another life to the debate over union dues. Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, told LaPol...
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Diverting money from costal protection twisted, ill-advised
Restricted funds and reserve accounts at state institutions and agencies have been ransacked over the past seven years to at least give the appearance of a balanced budget for Louisiana government,...
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