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Alford-Maginnis Notebook Audit turns spotlight on tax assessments
An investigation conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office not only poses questions about the state Tax Commission’s practices, but also its politics.  The audit found that the commis...
Jul 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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System will suffer from large number of retiring teachers
Louisiana public school teachers continue to retire in record numbers, and that loss of experienced educators could have a huge negative impact on the quality of the state’s school system and on ef...
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State ranks 43rd in poll that ranks attracting business
Louisiana movers and shakers have spent a lot of time, money and energy trying to attract businesses and industries to the state, but CNBC still ranks Louisiana 43rd in its new America’s Top States...
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Senate race more active than senate
From the time congressional Republicans first targeted Sen. Mary Landrieu as the key to that party’s takeover of the Senate, their strategy has been to frame the 2014 election around major national...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health laws rule delay could hamper enforcement
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a bit of a domino effect involving President Barack Obama's health care law. Enforcement of the law's central requirement — that individual Americans must have coverage — ...
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Layoffs reach 1,900 in State’s fiscal year
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 1,900 state employees received pink slips in the just-ended budget year, nearly as many workers as were laid off during the four prior years of Gov. Bobby Jindal's adm...
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36 apply for jobs in Caddo RSD
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — As Caddo Schools decides who will become its next superintendent, the Recovery School District is moving full-steam ahead in finding its own leader for the newly-formed Caddo...
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Imperative that state find ways to expand funding for higher ed
State funding for higher education nationwide has declined by 10.8 percent over the past five years because of the recession, but Louisiana universities have been hit with much bigger reductions in...
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Research shows younger, more educated leaving state
Louisiana’s miniscule population growth over the past decade has lagged far behind national population gains, reflecting a lack of good jobs to attract new residents and the continuing erosion of t...
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Gray Areas in State Government
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—When Chris Broadwater the state legislator says he has never received compensation from a private source for the performance of his legislative duties, he is technically correct. ...
Jul 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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