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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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The old 2-year college try
In the past five hard years of higher education’s declining state support, rising tuition, defecting faculty and deteriorating facilities, college leaders have stuck together and let the Board of R...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Well-Being Index shows shate at another low ranking
If legislators have time in the current session between trying to balance the budget and keep the state afloat, they might try to come up with some creative ways to keep Louisiana out of these cont...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Notes from the Legislature
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The House refused Tuesday to relinquish legislative control over tuition hikes for students at Louisiana's public colleges. A proposal by Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, ...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators ignoring public opinion on term limts
Louisiana voters have demonstrated overwhelming support for the concept of term limits for elected officials over the years, but a bill that would have placed limited terms for statewide elected of...
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Regrettable that legislators feel need to protect money
It is a sad commentary on the state budget process in Louisiana that legislators feel it is necessary to protect settlement funds from the BP oil spill by seeking a constitutional amendment to assu...
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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