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Voters could make 4 Constitutional changes
In what will be a noticeable change of pace, voters will only have to read through four proposed constitutional amendments on the Oct. 24 ballot, including two that would institute substantive chan...
Jul 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agreement with BP will reach over $18 billion State says
BATON ROUGE – Gov. Bobby Jindal, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and state officials announced Thursday that an Agreement in Principle has been reached with BP Exploration & Production Inc. (“BP”) ...
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Federal money headed to Highway Safety Commission
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding five ...
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The Bottom Line...
The Natchitoches Times polled readers on Facebook asking, “What is your opinion about President Obama's use of the 'n word' to make point about race relations?” Daniel Thiels: He's just stirring th...
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Political polling is at crossroads in Louisiana
With cheap and fast automated surveys being dumped onto the election landscape in Louisiana, pollsters and consultants are taking stock and wondering what’s next. Fewer voters than ever are willing...
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attorney general arrests suspects in Medicaid fraud
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Monday that a Shreveport caregiver has been arrested after illegally billing the Louisiana Medicaid Program for services that were not performed. Terri Dew...
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Convention overdue to replace old State Constitution
Louisiana’s 40-year-old constitution becomes more bloated with amendments each legislative session, and the new governor and legislature that take office next year should consider streamlining the ...
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Bow hunters can arm themselves under new law
Gov. Jindal signed SB 212 by Sen. Rick Ward June 29 to ensure that law-abiding hunters can exercise their right to carry firearms for personal protection during bow hunting season. Previous law pro...
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Rebel flag the Ultimate Dog Whistle
Raging Moderate by Will Durst Since its reintroduction on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in 1961 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Confederate flag ha...
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Bill should help higher ed and curb corruption
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Senate unanimously embraced legislation Monday that will help higher education and curb corruption in Louisiana, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. “The Senate adopted...
Jun 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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