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Reasons for decline in dropouts unclear but it’s encouraging
A new report showing a substantial decline in the dropout rate for Louisiana’s public high school students is encouraging even if it is not a clear signal that the state is making meaningful progre...
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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State revenues will decline; Legislature should shift money
State revenues are expected to decline by $1.6 billion for the new fiscal year that starts July 1, and that continuing deterioration of income for government programs and services is creating incre...
Mar 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: For decades the political power of the Louisiana State Senate has disproportionately rested with trial attorneys. Term limits and population shifts following Hurricane Katrina are two ...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Natchitoches Times presents series of articles by California economist from NAPA Valley Great Decisions Seminar
(This is the second of a four- part series by Dr. John O. Wilson.) Dr. John O. Wilson is the leader of the Napa Valley Great Decision Seminar located in St. Helena, Calif. ) Deficit-Debt: It is wel...
Mar 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting will move power base with disastrous effect on Natchitoches
The state is redistricting the boundaries of the House of Representatives and the leading proposal for North Louisiana has the City of Natchitoches and the parish split down the middle of Cane Rive...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Natchitoches Times will present series of articles by California economist from NAPA Valley Great Decisions Seminar
(This is the first of a three part series by Dr. John O. Wilson.) The seminar is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association headquartered in New York. The Association was founded in 1918 with the ...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remapping pits North versus South
Two months ago, congressional reapportionment was settled in the back room of a Chinese restaurant in Washington, D.C.In a dinner meeting there, all but one of the state’s seven U.S. representative...
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools not interested in red tape reduction
Legislation enacted last year allowing Louisiana public schools to sidestep some laws, rules and regulations that could deter progress and student achievement looked good on paper, but there has be...
Mar 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decrease in contracts a good first step
BATON ROUGE (CNS)-The big news out of the nation’s capital recently was a Feb. 3 Washington Post story trumpeting the fact that the federal government spent $15 billion less on contracts for outsid...
Mar 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget balancing requires increase in flexibility
Gov. Bobby Jindal deserves support from the legislature for his efforts to create increased flexibility in the state budget process that would eliminate the need for deep and continuing cuts in hea...
Mar 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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