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New state troopers to begin training
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After years of shrinking trooper ranks, Louisiana is planning to train a new class of state police officers early next year. Budget constraints kept the state police from ad...
Nov 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Report: Katrina general Capital-bound
Standing on the grounds in front of the State Capitol last weekend, Russel Honoré joined other independent authors pushing their wares at the Louisiana Book Festival.  But he was clearly among the ...
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House Speaker gets it right on restoring university funding
Louisiana House Speaker Chuck Kleckley said in recent media messages that a major goal for the 2014 legislative session should be to improve the funding and quality of the state’s universities and ...
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Louisiana students paying more for failing infrastructure
Days before Alabama thrashed LSU in football this month, the Baton Rouge Advocate published a compelling piece detailing how Alabama is “pulling away” from LSU not just on the football field but al...
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Coming Clash of the Green Armies
For two guys who do not play the guitar or football and don’t shoot ducks on TV, John Barry and Russel Honoré are as close to major celebrities as we have in this state, with their fame both establ...
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax amnesty money to keep budget balanced
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has brought in enough money from its amnesty period for delinquent taxpayers to keep the state's operating budget balanced. The Department of Revenue announced Mon...
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Recovery School District lax in filing travel expenses
It comes to submitting and verifying employee travel expense claims, it appears that the Recovery School District (RSD), in keeping with past performances as reflected in several state audits, is s...
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Another method of redistricting may be worth considering
The special election this month for Louisiana’s 5th District seat in Congress focused attention on the meandering, oddly-shaped congressional districts in the state that have been ranked among the ...
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Congressman’s election may signal shift of philosophy
Vance McAllister’s election to Congress from Louisiana’s 5th District could signal at least a slight shift among voters from the far right philosophies of Tea Party politics to a more moderate plac...
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Limited patient choice next heal issue overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) — After they get the website fixed, then what? Keeping your doctors and hospitals may be the next vexing challenge for Americans in the new health plans created by President Barack ...
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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