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Tourism remaining strong second behind agriculture
The role of tourism and travel-related industries in the Louisiana economy grew last year, sending a strong message to state and local leaders that attracting visitors to cities and communities acr...
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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BESE members already drawing challenges
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Holly Boffy, who was the state teacher of the year in 2010, could have another distinguished former educator challenging her next year. So far it’...
May 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study says tax rate high, returns low on services
Louisiana residents have the third worst return on their state and federal tax payments among the 50 states according to a study by WalletHub.com, and citizens here must begin demanding improved go...
May 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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