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Bond sale proposal falls short for rural road repair
Louisiana legislators will have an opportunity to slap some patches on the state’s dilapidated road system during this year’s session, but a bond sale proposal to repair rural roads falls far short...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amendment could revise governor’s pardon powers
Governors in Louisiana and other states probably should not have the power to grant pardons to criminals, and legislators will have an opportunity in this year’s session to eliminate or revise that...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putting Jindal’s Healthcare Vision to the Test
While the governor focused on his plans to revamp K-12 education and public retirement systems, healthcare only made the news recently from Edwin Edwards' overnight hospital stay to treat pneumonia...
Feb 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reforms Needed to Reign in State Retirement Debt
Governor Bobby Jindal recently revealed his legislative package to revamp the way Louisiana funds its state retirement plans. His proposals aim to tackle accumulated unfunded pension debt that bega...
Feb 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glut of retirement bills fill upcoming legislative session
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—State employees who were blindsided by Gov. Jindal’s announcement last week of proposed sweeping changes to the state’s retirement system simply haven’t been paying attention. It’...
Feb 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Bathrobes Reign
I like ruts sometimes – old routines, old pals, old dogs, old truths, old clothes. While “new and sometimes improved” perks us up, “old and rutty” keeps us rooted and comfortable. At least, this is...
Feb 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DWI epidemic forces state to consider new penalties
There were more than 32,000 arrests in Louisiana last year for driving while intoxicated, and proposals are being developed for the upcoming legislative session that would create new ways to deal w...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keystone pipeline refusal a blow to Gulf economy
President Obama’s decision to deny approval of the Keystone pipeline that would transport oil from Canadian fields to refineries across the United States, including the Gulf Coast, was a major blow...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature likely to extend TOPS deadline for veterans
A number of military veterans in Louisiana have been denied TOPS scholarships over the years because of time limit provisions in the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, and legislators should ...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: I attended the City Council meeting Feb. 27. For the most part, the meeting ran smoothly. However, I was greatly disturbed by the action of Ms. Sylvia Morrow when it came to Resolution...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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