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Dardenne, Landrieu tangle over tourism
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu have one big thing in common: primarily, they are your other choices if you don't want Sen. David Vitter to be your next governor. Dardenn...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature ignores rising costs of TOPS scholarships
The cost for Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program continues to climb, but the House Education Committee has shot down another attempt to curtail the costs and number of students receiving the funds...
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Right choice for NSU president is imperative for the future
The selection of Northwestern State University’s next president will be one of the most important decisions in years for the school and this community, and the first meeting in that process reflect...
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Review of tax structure overdue; low threshold holding back state
Louisiana’s combined state and local tax burden of 7.6 percent is the fifth lowest in the nation, which is obviously a major factor in the state’s continuing difficulties in mustering sufficient re...
May 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Income and education factors that influence health ratings
Louisiana ranked 48th in the nation in the new County Health Rankings study that reviews numerous health factors in all of the counties and parishes in the nation, continuing its placement in the b...
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Delinquent taxpayers will help balance budget
With lawmakers working to plug holes in the state budget that takes effect July 1, a new amnesty program is on the move that could offer delinquent taxpayers much more in the way of waivers than or...
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Lawmakers double-dipping on expenses including Gallo
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana legislators have kept thousands of taxpayer dollars that should have gone to reimburse expenses paid by their campaigns, according to an analysis of campaign and legisl...
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Despite rising graduation rates, state lags behind national average
Louisiana’s high school graduation rate is climbing steadily but is still far behind the national average, and that factor will continue to have a negative impact on the size and quality of the sta...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jindal copes with rejection from feds
They figured this day would come and the critics and enemies of Gov. Bobby Jindal were lined up on Friday with a chorus of “I told you so” when the federal Medicaid agency rejected the state’s fina...
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Tourism remaining strong second behind agriculture
The role of tourism and travel-related industries in the Louisiana economy grew last year, sending a strong message to state and local leaders that attracting visitors to cities and communities acr...
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