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Study shows variance in state’s tax rates
Local sales taxes in Louisiana are the highest in the nation and are likely to increase in coming years as state funding for city and parish infrastructure projects and other programs becomes more ...
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2012 poverty rate basically unchanged
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Census Bureau reports the number of Americans in poverty stood at 15 percent in 2012. About 46.5 million people, or more than 1 in 7, were in poverty in 2012. That is not stat...
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‘Old Vitter’ drives them crazy in D.C.
It seems just like old days to see Sen. David Vitter driving his colleagues in both parties crazy. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada called the junior senator from Louisiana “a...
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LSU hospital deal short $39 million
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s privatization of the LSU-run public hospital network is bringing in $39 million less in lease payments for the facilities than expected this year, accord...
Sep 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pay of nation’s legislators varies greatly
According to the latest salary breakdown compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the annual base salary of a Bayou State lawmaker is $16,800. But that doesn’t represent total com...
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Operation Recall will aim at keeping graduates in state
It has been a disturbing problem in Louisiana for decades that so many outstanding college graduates leave for good jobs in other states because of the lack of major in-state businesses and industr...
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State moving from high ranking in relation to DWI deaths
Louisiana’s alcohol-related highway fatality rate has been one of the highest in the nation for years, but a new report shows that a decline in DWI deaths will move the state out of that high range...
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LSU hospital deals are $39 million short
Gov. Bobby Jindal's privatization of the LSU-run public hospital network is bringing in $39 million less in lease payments for the facilities than expected this year, according to a report from the...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to theEditor
Dear Editor: Our Congressional Representatives and Senators were called back last week and briefed before the fall session starts. They will have to decide whether to support Obama’s call for a mil...
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Business lobby captive of its success
Those who are not consumed by Louisiana politics will be forgiven for not following the saga of the naming of the new president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry. Those who are ...
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