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Legislators playing chicken
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Devising the budget in the Louisiana Legislature is often an elaborate game of chicken, with the House and Senate challenging each other to see who will relent to avoid an e...
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Louisiana students below nation in ranking for advance placement
A growing number of high school students across the nation are earning early college credit by passing Advanced Placement exams, but Louisiana ranks low in the region and country in that category a...
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New state museum should bring money and visitors to parish
Natchitoches will take a gigantic step toward an expanded role in the state’s tourism industry later this month with the opening of the $23 million Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum that is expe...
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Jindal signs bills into law
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday he has signed bills passed by the Legislature into law, bringing the total number of bills signed for the 2013 Regular Legislative Session to 75.  HOUSE ...
Jun 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russia may sell jets in Syria
Along with Hezbollah, Russia has also remained a staunch Assad ally in the conflict. On Friday, Russia's MiG aircraft maker announced plans to sign a new agreement to ship at least 10 fighter jets ...
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Governor-appointed LSU board signs decades long hospital privatization contract; leaves dollar figures empty
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is moving so quickly to privatize the LSU-run hospitals that deals are being approved with significant financing pieces still uncertain, r...
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Limit on alt. fuel credit heads to Jindal
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers have revamped the state’s alternative fuel vehicle tax credit program, after concerns the law was too broadly written and could be too expensive. The House gave un...
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: The income tax code is complicated beyond comprehension.  An institution like the IRS has no place in a society of free people.  The power that came to congress with the income tax and...
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Pay raise bills sail through Senate; wait on Gov’s desk
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Pay raise bills for judges, parish clerks of court and assessors are sailing through the Louisiana Legislature. The Senate gave final backing Friday to a bill that will let ...
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Flat rate gas tax not keeping up with cost of road repairs
Most states fund road construction and renovation projects with gasoline tax revenues, but a new report showing that income from those taxes is not keeping pace with infrastructure costs focuses at...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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