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La. Bond Commission approves projects
BATON ROUGE, LA - The State Bond Commission approved $261 million for projects statewide and saved taxpayers more than $5 million at its January 15 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kenned...
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Economic resurgence could be catalyst for education upgrade
Louisiana’s public schools and student test scores have ranked near the bottom nationally for years, largely because of the state’s high poverty level and the unequivocal link between family income...
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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...
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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...
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Crime numbers increase in state with continuing negative impact
Violent crimes declined across the nation by 4.4 percent last year but increased in Louisiana, which ranked fifth on the FBI’s annual list of Most Dangerous States. That ranking continues to tarnis...
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Fried chicken unites Vitter, Cassidy, over Dardenne in governor’s race
Few things go better with Louisiana politics than red beans, biscuits and fried chicken. Well, other than money. And for $1,000 per head, donors can learn later this month at a D.C. townhouse wheth...
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Insurance audits yielding big returns
BATON ROUGE, LA - Audits of life insurance company policies have uncovered more than $31 million in unclaimed property for beneficiaries in the past eight years, State Treasurer John Kennedy announ...
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Laws on secondhand smoke and DWI make state safer
Most of the more than two dozen new Louisiana laws that went into effect on the first day of 2015 were relatively minor statutes that will have little impact on people’s lives, but some of the laws...
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I-49 extension to New Orleans becoming more important
With billions of dollars in industrial investment and thousands of new jobs being created in South Louisiana over the next few years, the extension of Interstate 49 from Lafayette to New Orleans wi...
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Baton Rouge paper states ‘Our Views: Tax base drained’
ADVOCATE STORY Jan. 7, 2015 After a season of religious commemorations and holy days, it’s fair enough for an expert to point to a case of Original Sin — in the form of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s big mist...
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