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Maintaining standards a must to keep improving grad rates
Louisiana’s public high school graduation rate last year was a record high 74.6 percent, which is encouraging even if this state’s percentage of students completing high school studies is still amo...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drivers in danger while crossing structurally deficient bridges
As Louisiana continues to divert funding from its transportation and infrastructure system to patch holes in a budget that is expected to be $1.6 billion out of balance next year, the number of dan...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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What lawmakers want to change most of all
Not since 2010 have Louisiana lawmakers filed more constitutional amendments in a regular session, setting a five-year high for proposed alterations to the state’s guiding charter. The issues conta...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bottom Line
The Natchitoches Times polled readers on Facebook asking, “What do you think about Jazz Fest being held indoors this year?” Leslie Vercher: Not enough seating for those who were not able to stand t...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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While TOPS is beneficial, it’s lacking plan to control costs
The TOPS scholarship program that has assisted thousands of students in paying for college and university tuition over the past two decades is good for Louisiana and must continue, but legislators ...
Apr 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Session may define Legislative Independence
On the morning of Feb. 27 at the state Capitol, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration released its plan to balance the budget for the next fiscal. The executive document offered suggestions for pluggi...
Apr 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, NARC Industries is a non-profit organization that provides day habilitation and prevocational services to adults in the Natchitoches community who are diagnosed with a developmental di...
Apr 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks and historic sites may be on list of State closures
Some of the cuts to state agencies that have been proposed to help offset the projected $1.6 billion shortfall in next year’s budget could result in the closure of parks and historic sites and curt...
Apr 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature should scale back low return movie tax credits
Tax credits for movie, television and music production projects have helped create thousands of jobs and a booming entertainment industry in Louisiana over the past decade, but the credits are too ...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opening session ignites race for House speaker
Although the governor has traditionally enjoyed tremendous influence over whom the House selects as its leader — and even though the gubernatorial contest is far from being decided — there are alre...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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