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Pity is the prize for new legislators
A round of congratulations is due to the newest members of the Louisiana Legislature who were elected over the weekend, and to the one who went into his seat unopposed last month. But what we shoul...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Initial unemployment claims decrease
BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 14, 2015, decreased to 2,522 from the previous week’s total of 2,939, and were above the comparable week ending Feb. 15,...
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Delay of $14 billion facility more bad news for State
Projections of $100 billion in industrial development in South Louisiana over the next few years that would create thousands of new jobs have been a silver lining over the state’s gloomy economy, b...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuts ‘devastating’ for public defender boards
With $5.4 million in cuts slated on the state level, at least half of the public defender board districts across Louisiana will be forced into offering reduced services as others facing insolvency ...
Feb 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bond commission apaproves projects for $614 million
BATON ROUGE, LA - The State Bond Commission approved $614 million for projects statewide and saved taxpayers more than $12 million at its Feb. 19 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy....
Feb 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No amount of penalties can restore Gulf to pre-oil spill time
Just as a trial to determine how much BP should pay in Clean Water Act penalties for the 2010 oil spill was ending earlier this month, researchers released a report showing that millions of gallons...
Feb 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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As New Orleans crime rate goes, so goes the rest of the State
The crime rate in New Orleans continues to soar, and that is a disturbing problem not just for that city but for Natchitoches and the entire state because of the major impact the Crescent City has ...
Feb 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super PACs flourising without related state laws
Louisiana lawmakers have traditionally written the laws that limit how much money donors can contribute to campaigns for state office. But now they’re taking a backseat to the courts, especially wh...
Feb 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brian Williams Misremembering
Raging Moderate by Will Durst There's a big bad brouhaha over at NBC with anchor Brian Williams misremembering being shot down in a helicopter on a trip to Iraq, when the facts seem to indicate tha...
Feb 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public school scores up but still below national average
Louisiana public school students had slightly higher scores on ACT tests in 2014 than the previous year, but this state still ranks low nationally on the exam that is used primarily for scholarship...
Feb 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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