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Low ratings on fiscal literacy show hardships citizens facing
Louisiana residents have the second-lowest financial literacy rate in the nation according to a recent study, and that makes it difficult for a high percentage of people in the state to effectively...
Jul 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators let Governor finish their work
Legislators left Baton Rouge last month feeling pretty full of themselves for having defied the governor by rewriting his budget to their liking. That included showing their compassion for the stru...
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Brent laid foundation for excellence at NSU
The recent announcement that Bill Brent will step down as head of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University was a sharp blow to the university and community that have reaped eno...
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Inmate’s death blamed on deputies
Family members of an inmate who died of a ruptured ulcer in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. The suit claims deputies igno...
Jun 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veto power trumps lame duck
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Anyone who is declaring Gov. Bobby Jindal a "lame duck" should remember that Louisiana's governor has widespread authority outside of the legislative branch and the power of...
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Privatization of hospitals could mean no federal dollars as Jindal rushes forward with unapproved plan
BATON ROUGE (CNS)— A week after the Dallas office of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) confirmed to Capitol News Service that the state still had not answered questions about the ...
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Lt. Gov says citizen crowd blocked bill
Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country. As the protesters raised th...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Jindal needs to run against Landrieu
 Gov. Bobby Jindal started his 64-parish tour with a perfectly sensible statement: “The people of Louisiana shouldn’t have to come to Baton Rouge to see their governor.” Many legislators would agre...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum will attract tourists
Natchitoches has become one of the state’s leading destinations for visitors because of its rich history and numerous and diverse attractions, but the formal opening this weekend of the Louisiana S...
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Louisiana ranks second lowest in college graduates
The University of Louisiana System, comprised of nine schools including Northwestern, has launched an innovative and much-needed program designed to provide opportunities for individuals that left ...
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