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La. becomes first in nation to join money crime network
Insurance fraud and similar crimes cost state taxpayers a ton of money each year, so it is encouraging that Louisiana’s Department of Insurance has become the first in the nation to become affiliat...
May 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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House Leadership Has Fellowship Problem
The upside for the Jindal administration, after the gutting of its budget, is that the appropriations bill is out of the rebellious House and with the friendly hands and wise heads of the Senate. L...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget Wars in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge and Washington are starting to resemble each other when it comes to fiscal issues. In Washington, no budget has passed Congress and been signed into law in over three years. The Constit...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report shows job losses did not stem financial shortfall
A new report from State Treasurer John Kennedy showing that Louisiana has eliminated nearly 7,000 state jobs since 2005 but that personnel costs are up by $650 million brings to mind Ricky Ricardo’...
May 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rankings bring good, bad news about state growth
A new report in Chief Executive magazine calling Louisiana the “Cinderella” for business improvement provides some positive national attention for the state, but the rankings also raise questions a...
May 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks Terrific Kids
Kiwanian Anita Dubois visited G.L. Parks Elementary to present certificates to Terrific Kids. They are recognized for good citizenship and exemplary behavior. On front row from left are Zantencka P...
May 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blame Congress for the GSA Scandal
Who should we tar and feather for the scandalous spending spree at that General Services Administration "conference" in Nevada two years ago? Whose fault is it that a bunch of GSA bureaucrats waste...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Choice to keep LEAP is right one for Louisiana
Standardized tests such as the LEAP exams for public school students in Louisiana have improved student achievement and teacher accountability in the state’s education system, and a House committee...
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposal would limit reckless spending of welfare money
A proposal in the current legislative session to keep recipients of federal welfare benefits from using the money at liquor stores, gambling establishments and sexually oriented businesses makes se...
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: Natchitoches residents, as a business owner, a Natchitoches community member and the member of a family who has suffered the ravages of smoking, I believe you should support making bar...
Apr 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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