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Emphasis on social issues may haunt GOP in election
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The longer GOP presidential candidates compete for conservative activists' favor, the more they risk alienating centrist voters who might feel that arguments over birth control a...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators begin session with wide variety of bills
Education and retirement reform and budget balancing that would require closing state facilities and curtailing public services will not be the only volatile and complex issues facing legislators w...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: Thank you for the Cane River Lake report published in the Feb. 16 issue of The Natchitoches Times. I hope similar progress updates will continue to appear monthly in the newspaper so t...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature braces itself for intense budget battle
The 2012 Louisiana legislative session that begins next month could be one of the most difficult in years as lawmakers deal with a budget that cuts state jobs and services and proposals to reform p...
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make a Difference
I am an adopted son. I am a very lucky adopted son. And as an adopted son I want all adoptees like me to have the same wonderful adoptive parents I was lucky enough to have. My biological mother wa...
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed cuts don’t add up
BATON ROUGE (CNS)—Is Gov. Bobby Jindal now trying to pit university and college presidents/faculty against state workers? That certainly seemed to be the case recently when he dangled a $100 millio...
Feb 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drilling decline continues to harm state’s bussineses
Louisiana continues to lose businesses, jobs and tax revenues as a result of the slowdown and decline in the number of drilling permits for offshore oil exploration in the wake of the BP oil spill,...
Feb 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bond sale proposal falls short for rural road repair
Louisiana legislators will have an opportunity to slap some patches on the state’s dilapidated road system during this year’s session, but a bond sale proposal to repair rural roads falls far short...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amendment could revise governor’s pardon powers
Governors in Louisiana and other states probably should not have the power to grant pardons to criminals, and legislators will have an opportunity in this year’s session to eliminate or revise that...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putting Jindal’s Healthcare Vision to the Test
While the governor focused on his plans to revamp K-12 education and public retirement systems, healthcare only made the news recently from Edwin Edwards' overnight hospital stay to treat pneumonia...
Feb 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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