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High school drop out rate continues to be costly to state
Studies continue to show that Louisiana could save millions of dollars and bolster the state’s economy by substantially reducing its high school dropout rate, which has been one of the highest in t...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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No. of women in elected offices declining in America, Louisiana
Louisiana now has the smallest percentage of women serving in the legislature of any state in the nation, and that reflects the disturbing under-representation and continuing decline of women in st...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race for top attorney underway
Potential challengers already have Attorney General Buddy Caldwell looking over his shoulder. But with more than $406,000 in the bank, the Democrat-turned-Republican can look toward his 2015 re-ele...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
This week, I was joined by Gov. Bobby Jindal at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab to announce some exciting news. Because of this administration’s commitment to public safety, and as the result ...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Detroit bankruptcy tests employee pension protections
As the once-proud city of Detroit humbles itself in bankruptcy court, its financial future may hinge on this key question: Is the city obliged to its past? Or can Detroit renege on its promises to ...
Jul 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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