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Proportion of funding for higher ed flips with students paying the most
Louisiana House Speaker Chuck Kleckley of Lake Charles is absolutely right in stating that a major goal for the legislature over the next two years should be enacting extensive reforms in funding f...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor’s office taking huge share of OEP funding for state
A lot of juggling, shuffling and robbing Peter to pay Paul was required to balance this year’s state budget, and some of those fiscal maneuvers have officials at local Emergency Preparedness office...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cable median barriers will boost safety, curtain deaths, injuries
Louisiana’s highways have long been ranked among the most dangerous in the nation, but a new program to install nearly 350 miles of cable median barriers will be a huge step toward curtailing accid...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State not so friendly to all business
Every month there is a new ranking showing Louisiana among the most business-friendly states in the Union. That is backed up almost weekly by press conferences in which Gov. Bobby Jindal stands nex...
Jul 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alford-Maginnis Notebook Audit turns spotlight on tax assessments
An investigation conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office not only poses questions about the state Tax Commission’s practices, but also its politics.  The audit found that the commis...
Jul 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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System will suffer from large number of retiring teachers
Louisiana public school teachers continue to retire in record numbers, and that loss of experienced educators could have a huge negative impact on the quality of the state’s school system and on ef...
Jul 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State ranks 43rd in poll that ranks attracting business
Louisiana movers and shakers have spent a lot of time, money and energy trying to attract businesses and industries to the state, but CNBC still ranks Louisiana 43rd in its new America’s Top States...
Jul 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate race more active than senate
From the time congressional Republicans first targeted Sen. Mary Landrieu as the key to that party’s takeover of the Senate, their strategy has been to frame the 2014 election around major national...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health laws rule delay could hamper enforcement
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a bit of a domino effect involving President Barack Obama's health care law. Enforcement of the law's central requirement — that individual Americans must have coverage — ...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Layoffs reach 1,900 in State’s fiscal year
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 1,900 state employees received pink slips in the just-ended budget year, nearly as many workers as were laid off during the four prior years of Gov. Bobby Jindal's adm...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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