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Income and education factors that influence health ratings
Louisiana ranked 48th in the nation in the new County Health Rankings study that reviews numerous health factors in all of the counties and parishes in the nation, continuing its placement in the b...
May 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Delinquent taxpayers will help balance budget
With lawmakers working to plug holes in the state budget that takes effect July 1, a new amnesty program is on the move that could offer delinquent taxpayers much more in the way of waivers than or...
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Lawmakers double-dipping on expenses including Gallo
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana legislators have kept thousands of taxpayer dollars that should have gone to reimburse expenses paid by their campaigns, according to an analysis of campaign and legisl...
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Despite rising graduation rates, state lags behind national average
Louisiana’s high school graduation rate is climbing steadily but is still far behind the national average, and that factor will continue to have a negative impact on the size and quality of the sta...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jindal copes with rejection from feds
They figured this day would come and the critics and enemies of Gov. Bobby Jindal were lined up on Friday with a chorus of “I told you so” when the federal Medicaid agency rejected the state’s fina...
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Tourism remaining strong second behind agriculture
The role of tourism and travel-related industries in the Louisiana economy grew last year, sending a strong message to state and local leaders that attracting visitors to cities and communities acr...
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BESE members already drawing challenges
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Holly Boffy, who was the state teacher of the year in 2010, could have another distinguished former educator challenging her next year. So far it’...
May 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study says tax rate high, returns low on services
Louisiana residents have the third worst return on their state and federal tax payments among the 50 states according to a study by WalletHub.com, and citizens here must begin demanding improved go...
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Realignment in state agencies will create Elderly Affairs Dept.
Louisiana legislators are moving toward the creation of a new state Department of Elderly Affairs to help address the growing number of important issues facing the state’s older citizens. That agen...
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Obesity in children problematic because of health costs
Obesity among children is an increasingly serious problem across the nation according to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Louisiana’s childhood obesity rate i...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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