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The Name Has Meaning
Baton Rouge, LA--Over 20 years ago a package of significant fiscal legislation passed the Legislature, and the voters strongly approved amendments to our state constitution. The Legislature designe...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louisiana poverty rate second highest in the nation
New U.S. Census Bureau statistics on income and poverty show that most Americans are losing ground economically, and the report was especially grim for Louisiana where the poverty rate remained hig...
Sep 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Private schools accepting vouchers to be audited by private firms
Louisiana taxpayers can take some comfort in the decision by the State Department of Education to conduct annual audits of private and parochial schools that are receiving state funds for students ...
Sep 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local businesses should help support Christmas Gala
The annual Christmas Gala presented by Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts is a highlight of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival, and local businesses and individ...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal funding will be needed for coastal restoration
The continuing damage to Louisiana’s Gulf Coast created by storms, erosion and abuse over the years has national implications according to the head of America’s Wetland Foundation, who said federal...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your Legislator Is Last Among Equals
As he goes about closing state facilities with short notice, some may call the governor heartless and ruthless, but they can’t say he’s unfair. He treats affected legislators all the same, that is,...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Battle for the Senate
BATON ROUGE, LA--With less than two months to go before the November 6 election, the focus of the media is on the presidential race. Power in Washington is perceived to reside in the White House an...
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Food stamp distribution, use an increasing problem for state
The long lines of Hurricane Isaac victims who waited for hours in South Louisiana to get food stamps after the storm focused attention on both the huge problems in the state’s emergency assistance ...
Sep 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuts could be avoided if state were able to collect debts
Widespread media coverage recently of more than $1.4 billion in debts owed to the state of Louisiana for a wide range of services has created renewed interest among government leaders in coming up ...
Sep 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NSU Traditions website a treasure for those who love the university
Northwestern State University is steeped in history, and many of the people, sites, customs and rituals that are such an important part of the school’s rich heritage are highlighted as a special fe...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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