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Cassidy can’t catch a break
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In his bid to be Louisiana's next U.S. senator, Congressman Bill Cassidy can't quite catch a break. The Baton Rouge Republican is trying to navigate the tricky political ter...
Oct 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Influence of legislative auditor growing
When he was nominated for the position of legislative auditor in 2010, Daryl Purpera told then Times-Picayune reporter, now Senior Audit Analyst Ed Anderson in his office, “What we want to be is a ...
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High poverty rates influence education and plague state
The percentage of Louisiana public school students that come from low income households is the third highest in the nation, and that is clearly a factor in the state’s historically poor ratings on ...
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Northwestern honors long line of distinguished grads
Homecoming celebrations offer opportunities for universities to focus attention on prominent alumni, and Northwestern honored an impressive and diverse group of its graduates when the school commem...
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Regents ask for $87 million budget increase
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state's top higher education board is asking Gov. Bobby Jindal and lawmakers for an $87 million boost in college funding next year. The Board of Regents approved its 201...
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Tarnish showing on ‘gold standard’ Gov. Jindal who appoints cronies
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—For a man who established the “gold standard” of governmental ethics, anything less than clean campaign money should be unacceptable to Gov. Bobby Jindal. But such is simply not t...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some agencies giving raises again despite budget crisis
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State government employees are getting pay raises again — at least $33 million in salary increases have been awarded so far in 2013 — after years of stagnant wages for many ...
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There were no Shutdown Losers Here
The president said there were no winners in the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis, but he just wasn’t looking far enough, like to Louisiana politics, where, as in competition among childr...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Age should not be factor for releasing dangerous criminals
A group called the Campaign for Youth Justice has expressed concerns in a new report that Louisiana has not been “progressive” in curtailing the number of juveniles tried as adults in the state, bu...
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Growing graduation rates still unacceptable in state
Louisiana’s high school graduation rate has been one of the lowest in the nation for decades, but steady increases in the percentage of students obtaining diplomas are a major step toward a better ...
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