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No disagreement about State’s poor beginning for new fiscal year
There are still some clashes among state officials over whether Louisiana ended the last fiscal year with a deficit or a surplus, but there seems to be little disagreement that the state will limp ...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor begins with honesty branding
By Jeremy Alford LaPolitics News Service Political branding can be a tricky business. Many times, a candidate either has it or they don’t. Then there’s the best kinds of political brands in Louisia...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the editor:
What exactly is a Veterinary Technician? A Veterinary Technician is a person who works alongside the Veterinarian. They have also graduated from a two to three year program at an AVMA (American Vet...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Excessive number of amendments points to need for new constitution
Louisiana voters have been buffeted with endless campaign ads and overwhelmed by the need to make numerous decisions during this election season on races for regional, local and federal public offi...
Dec 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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When job market rebounds, state will have teacher shortage
Louisiana public school teachers continue to retire in droves as a result of tumultuous educational reforms in recent years, and the state could face a serious teacher shortage as a boom in populat...
Dec 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State budget debacle only just beginning
How will lawmakers deal with a $1.4 billion budget hole next year? For starters, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols said that the current spending and hiring freezes in place could eithe...
Dec 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commission will recommend changes in teacher evaluation
Louisiana’s controversial teacher evaluation system that is based largely on student test scores is likely to be revised in the wake of a review by an Accountability Commission that has heard exten...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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More GOP wins, More GOP problems
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. That’s as much true in Shakespeare as it is in Louisiana politics. Republican Party insiders, following a massive wave of conservative wins in the state, ar...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another poster child for waste
By John Kennedy, State Treasurer As if we needed another example of government waste, a New Orleans nonprofit appears to be the poster child for what can go wrong when an organization receives too ...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome and enjoy the Christmas Festival
Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Those magical words have created excitement and enthusiasm for generations of local folks and visitors from across the nation and world, and the community is poised...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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