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Jindal won’t hear of tax to aid deaf
Given the steep decrease in telephone land lines and the explosion in cell phones, the legislative bill to adjust the tax to pay for telecommunications services for the deaf seemed fair and reasona...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate passes bill on raises for judges
Louisiana's judges and sheriffs are edging closer to five years of annual pay raises. A Senate-passed bill allowing the pay hikes received the backing of the House Appropriations Committee May 28 w...
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Schools prepare for shooters
A bill adopted by the Louisiana Legislature this year requiring all public schools in the state to coordinate crisis management plans with local law enforcement and emergency preparedness officials...
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Letters to the Editor
On Veteran’s Day 2001 I was honored by the Natchitoches Times by having a rather long article I had written published in their holiday edition. In that article I told the story of four men, all Nat...
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Legislature cuts funding and controls tuition costs
Higher education in Louisiana took another huge financial hit in the current legislative session when the House blocked a bill that would have allowed colleges and universities instead of legislato...
May 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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State bucks national trend of tighter gun laws
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has the highest rate of gun violence in the nation and the weakest gun safety laws, and state lawmakers are moving to expand the already permissive statutes. Accor...
May 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers spout rhetoric, vote opposite
Lawmakers have taken strong philosophical positions on certain financial issues, but they aren't always keeping in step with their own rhetoric this legislative session. They have repeatedly talked...
May 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cutting the deficit by monitoring consultants
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—State Rep. Jerome “Dee” Richard believes he may have found a way in which to cut into the state budget deficit to the tune of about half-a-billion dollars. HB-73 by Richard would ...
May 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lowering acceptable blood alcohol level viewed as extreme
Most state legislatures are not likely to approve a plan by the National Transportation Safety Board to lower blood alcohol levels that denote drunken driving, but the proposal could result in incr...
May 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature’s reckless bill slap to higher education funding
A bill bouncing around in the legislature that would allow state community and technical colleges to sell bonds for construction projects without going through approval procedures required of unive...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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