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New governor facing huge task of rebuilding higher education
All of the dust kicked up by the budgetary machinations of the legislative session will have to settle before it is determined if funds for higher education next year will remain stable, but colleg...
Jun 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revenue secretary looking past pivotal role
At the same time Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield was playing a lead legislative role for Gov. Bobby Jindal this session, primarily trying to make sure lawmakers avoided a net tax increase, other pol...
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No end in sight for Legislative session
Welcome to the never-ending legislative session. No, this has nothing to do with the threat of a budget veto by Gov. Bobby Jindal. Nor does it have anything to do with the promise of an override fr...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The life of an aging Baby Boomer
Raging Moderate by Will Durst Population scientists describe the Baby Boom generation as anybody born between the years 1946 and 1964. Which means the youngest of the Baby Boomers turned 50 last ye...
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: What is happening to our school system? What are we doing to our kids? We have a school board that is supposed to better the education system for our kids. Instead, all I see is a powe...
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House issues release on marijuana bill
Louisiana House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 143, which provides the legal pathway for prescribed marijuana to be produced and dispensed in Louisiana June 4 according to a news release f...
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Jindal’s waning popularity won’t look good nationally
Recent statewide polls showing Gov. Bobby Jindal’s approval rating at less than 32 percent might be the least of his problems in gaining traction for the Republican presidential nomination that has...
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State’s loss of power result of Landrieu being defeated
Louisiana’s influence in Congress diminished dramatically with the loss of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu according to rankings that are issued at the beginning of each congressional session by the Capito...
Jun 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill probably will die but it sheds light on contract issue
A bill requiring approval by a legislative committee of all state funded contracts over $40,000 has been endorsed by the House Appropriations panel and has strong support among legislators, but the...
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Staples to pay fired man wages, damages
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Jeffrey Angstadt didn’t want days off to relax. In September 2010 and over the months that followed, the furniture sales executive told his employer, Staples Contract and Commercia...
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