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Realignment in state agencies will create Elderly Affairs Dept.
Louisiana legislators are moving toward the creation of a new state Department of Elderly Affairs to help address the growing number of important issues facing the state’s older citizens. That agen...
May 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obesity in children problematic because of health costs
Obesity among children is an increasingly serious problem across the nation according to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Louisiana’s childhood obesity rate i...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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State should resist effort to elect superintendents
Council for a Better Louisiana and other influential groups in the state have expressed opposition to proposals in the legislature to elect rather than appoint superintendents of education, and the...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting City Hall at the state capitol
Around the state, school systems and local governments are changing with the times and with politics, nowhere more so than in the state capital. Currently in Baton Rouge, major debates and power st...
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study shows state lagging behind in important areas
Budget cuts to state agencies, privatization of services and other factors have curtailed the number of employees on government payrolls in Louisiana in recent years, but the state still ranks sixt...
Apr 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simply put, higher education is what drives the state

Apr 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman may have kissed his career goodbye
With pressure continuing to build for him to resign, Congressman Vance McAllister announced plans recently to remain secluded during the Easter break, but the Swartz Republican has said he’ll be ba...
Apr 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Green Army absent from Capitol battle
Steadily and without much legislative resistance, nails are being driven into the coffin of the coastal damages lawsuit against major oil companies brought by what is supposed to be an independent ...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Motorcycle helment laws logical, necessary for State
It is encouraging that the state Senate Transportation Committee had the good judgment last week to reject a proposal that would have allowed adults to ride motorcycles without wearing a helmet, bu...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Several factors contributing to State’s slow growth
Former Gov. Buddy Roemer aimed a spotlight at one of the state’s most serious problems during a recent civic club address when he pointed out that Louisiana’s population growth over the past four d...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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