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Lawsuit alleges irregularities in Group Benefits trust fund
BATON ROUGE, La. - A lawsuit has been filed alleging violations involving the Office of Group Benefits’ trust fund and state employee health plan changes, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy....
May 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jindal not a totally absent governor
The Louisiana media loves to write about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s political jet-setting ways. The Advocate has dedicated a small section of its blog to regularly answer the question “Where in the world ...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOPS costs continue to grow but higher standards may fail
Louisiana higher education and business leaders, influential legislators and the foundation that helped establish the TOPS scholarship program agree on a proposal to control costs of the grants, bu...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not nearly enough jobs being created to meet need
The latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics related to employment in Louisiana provides a mixed bag of data showing that more jobs are being created in the state but not nearly enoug...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bottom Line...
The Natchitoches Times polled readers on Facebook asking, “Does anyone have a comment on the riots in Baltimore?” Jenna Pulley: The Baltimore riot has turned into a huge race war! We should fight a...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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La. representative says 2 judges should withdraw
BATON ROUGE – Two U.S. Supreme Court justices who presided over same-sex marriages should withdraw from hearing a case that could result in nullifying state laws protecting traditional marriage, sa...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State seems to be improving in advanced testing placement
More students in Louisiana public high schools are enrolling in classes that can lead to early college credit through the Advanced Placement testing program, and that is encouraging because of the ...
Apr 25, 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, “Do you think the state should keep Common Core?” James David Wade: I think we should use Common Core curriculum nationwide, but we should ...
Apr 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget likely to take different trajectory
The House Appropriations Committee may not advance the main budget bill this session on a recognizable schedule. That’s because Appropriations Chairman Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, said he may wait unt...
Apr 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. wants support for ISIS victims
BATON ROUGE – Rep. Terry Brown, I-Colfax, is asking fellow House members April 29 to wear orange ribbons with crosses in support of the Christians being persecuted and slain by ISIS because of thei...
Apr 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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