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Plan to redirect contracts is logical and sound proposal
State Treasurer John Kennedy’s proposal to direct some existing state contracts for various projects and services to universities and colleges throughout Louisiana is a logical plan that should be ...
Jan 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than raising minimum wage should be considered
A new report from Loyola University of New Orleans is clearly aimed at raising the minimum wage in Louisiana, but results of the study underscore deep economic problems in the state and the need fo...
Jan 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metairie residents can apply for unclaimed property
BATON ROUGE, LA - More than $150 million in Unclaimed Property belonging to New Orleans area residents is sitting in the State Treasury, and they can get help searching for it at an Unclaimed Prope...
Jan 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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By 2020, half of Louisiana Legislature may be gone
Term limits were approved by Louisiana voters in 1995 by a vote of 76 percent, but they didn't go into effect until roughly eight years ago. With just three terms allowed, amounting to 12 years, th...
Jan 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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No remedies suggested to fight infrastructure backlog
The long-awaited report from a task force established to provide suggestions to the legislature on upgrading state roads and bridges has been completed, but there are no specific recommendations on...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early childhood education ranking offers hope for future students
Louisiana’s rankings in this year’s Education Week magazine report on public schools was dismal as usual, but good scores in early childhood education initiatives provided hope for improved schools...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last hurrah for Louisiana’s political class
Elected officials, staffers, lobbyists, donors, consultants, department heads and practically everyone else in the inner orbit of Louisiana politics are packing their bags and making final arrangem...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opposition building to burn at Camp Minden
A coalition of 71 social and environmental justice organizations from across the U.S. is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the proposed open burning of 15 million pounds ...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Looming budget cuts present dismal economic picture
State government in Louisiana has staggered and stumbled since 2008 under the burden of annual budgets that were balanced with continual cuts to agencies and institutions, and projections for the n...
Jan 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Major state tax study taking shape
As the public conversation about tax incentives grows louder and lawmakers move ever closer to the term-ending fiscal session of 2015, pressure is building for a comprehensive tax study being overs...
Jan 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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