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Governor-appointed LSU board signs decades long hospital privatization contract; leaves dollar figures empty
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is moving so quickly to privatize the LSU-run hospitals that deals are being approved with significant financing pieces still uncertain, r...
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Limit on alt. fuel credit heads to Jindal
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers have revamped the state’s alternative fuel vehicle tax credit program, after concerns the law was too broadly written and could be too expensive. The House gave un...
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: The income tax code is complicated beyond comprehension.  An institution like the IRS has no place in a society of free people.  The power that came to congress with the income tax and...
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Pay raise bills sail through Senate; wait on Gov’s desk
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Pay raise bills for judges, parish clerks of court and assessors are sailing through the Louisiana Legislature. The Senate gave final backing Friday to a bill that will let ...
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Flat rate gas tax not keeping up with cost of road repairs
Most states fund road construction and renovation projects with gasoline tax revenues, but a new report showing that income from those taxes is not keeping pace with infrastructure costs focuses at...
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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...
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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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