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Frequent use of tax amnesty disrupts flow of tax revenue
Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has been sharply critical of tax amnesty programs that provide a temporary bump in revenues for the state, and he received strong support for that position in a rec...
Dec 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political posturing underway although election is in 2 years
Louisiana’s statewide elections are nearly two years away, but there is already a good bit of movement and maneuvering among some political folks that are interested in the top two positions of gov...
Dec 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grambling could lose acccess to aid
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Grambling State University could be sanctioned or have its access to federal financial aid programs terminated, after it failed to return nearly $15,000 in funds that went to ...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recalling life under apartheid in South Africa by one who was there
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — My mother was furious. The operators of the gas station in rural, racist South Africa had taken her money to fill the car, but would not give her the key to the toilets. They we...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harmful inequity in funding reason for new constitution
Louisiana’s Constitution is at the root of many of the state’s problems with balancing budgets and providing equitable funding for agencies and institutions, but there has been no visible surge of ...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advice for Pre-Candidate David Vitter
The rest of us may be out enjoying the holidays, but the family of Sen. David Vitter will be deep in reflection and prayer over whether or not Dad should run for governor. Oh, please, pass the egg ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incompetence of DHH in overpayments for dead a joke
The recent discovery by legislative auditors that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals paid for medical services and costs for people that were already dead could make the state a ripe ...
Dec 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature unsuccessful at funding highway backlog
Louisiana legislators occasionally toss around the political hot potato of crumbling state roads and bridges, but there has been little progress over the years in providing funds to address the mul...
Dec 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lieutenant governor’s post drawing wide interest
With Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne expected to announce for governor—he already has a campaign website—the post he would vacate is attracting a large field of potential successors. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Ho...
Dec 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Southern board member proposes booting Grambling from classic
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Forty-years of back-and-forth in the football rivalry between Southern University and Grambling State University don't mean much to one longtime member of Southern's governi...
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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