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2015/07/04 20:43
2015/07/04 20:43
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Keeping the message simple has long been the hallmark of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s rhetoric. During the past couple of weeks, however, legislators have been picking at what it really means to change...
2015/07/04 20:43
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2015/07/04 20:43
2015/07/04 20:43
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An LSU poll released last week confirmed for Louisiana legislators what they knew all along: They’re going to lose no matter what happens with the state budget. A majority of Louisiana adult...
2015/07/04 20:43
2015/07/04 20:43
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Hidden in the state’s fine print is your right to buy a beer at a professional sporting event without paying state sales taxes. That same tax-free status applies to Mardi Gras beads, gold coins...
2015/06/20 23:39
2015/06/20 23:39
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Another attempt to change Louisiana’s generous TOPS scholarship has met its demise. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday vetoed a bill that sought to rein in the cost of the Taylor Opportunity Program for...
2015/06/18 01:40
2015/06/18 01:40
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Higher education has received two more proverbial blows to the head. Dr. Stuart Bell has accepted the job as president of the University of Alabama system, and the House of Representatives on Tuesday...
2015/06/18 00:39
2015/06/18 00:39
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The legislative session ended just three days before the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, but the spirit of Runnymede failed to invade Baton Rouge. While the barons stuck it to King John,...
2015/06/14 00:39
2015/06/14 00:39
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Efforts to settle Louisiana’s budget crisis – the worst since the late 1980s – are coming down to the wire Thursday, when the legislative session ends at 6 p.m. But a deal appears at hand between the...
2015/06/10 21:39
2015/06/10 21:39
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State House and Senate leaders remained far apart by mid-afternoon Wednesday in negotiations to settle their differences and approve next year’s state budget. “We’re way off,” House Speaker Chuck...
2015/06/09 10:57
2015/06/09 10:57
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BATON ROUGE -- A $24.5 billion budget proposal for next year that uses dollars from anticipated increases in taxes and fees to protect public health care services and colleges from cuts received...
2015/06/09 02:50
2015/06/09 02:50
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Overwhelmingly, the $24 billion spending plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is one step closer to Gov. Jindal's desk. House Bill 1, the budget bill, is going back to the House with some...
2015/06/09 01:39
2015/06/09 01:39
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal threatened to veto the entire state budget if it relies on what he views as a “tax increase” — including one that depends on a temporary suspension of some tax...
2015/06/09 00:39
2015/06/09 00:39
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Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have refused to turn over tuition-setting authority to the state’s college system management boards. House rejection Monday of the Senate-backed Senate Bill 155...
2015/06/08 23:35
2015/06/08 23:35
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Barfield, who was charged by Jindal with playing point on revenue and tax bills this year, confirmed the recruitment effort over a lunch of chicken Parmesan poboys at Digiulio Brothers, just four...
2015/06/08 15:39
2015/06/08 15:39
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The Louisiana Senate began Monday morning debating state government’s $24.4 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, began debate...
2015/06/06 23:39
2015/06/06 23:39
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In many ways, the state budget the Senate undoubtedly will pass Monday — with final passage likely later this week — is a remarkable feat for the Louisiana Legislature. With little to no help from a...
2015/06/06 04:10
2015/06/06 04:10
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By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Ville Platte state senator had enough of a bill aimed at protecting Gov. Bobby Jindal's no-tax record. Sen. Eric LaFleur proposed to...
2015/06/06 00:39
2015/06/06 00:39
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Louisiana senators have rejected a plan approved by House lawmakers that would have Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office pay his security detail costs for his extensive out-of-state travel, rather than the...
2015/06/05 16:53
2015/06/05 16:53
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No one should have been surprised when the wheels came off the legislative sausage wagon this past week. House and Senate members began holding each other’s major bills hostage and inflicting massive...
2015/06/05 00:39
2015/06/05 00:39
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The Legislature appears ready to make modest administrative changes to the popular TOPS tuition waivers at colleges. The changes do not attack the basic problems of low eligibility standards, because...
2015/06/04 20:35
2015/06/04 20:35
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With a 28-6 vote Wednesday, the Louisiana Senate gave final legislative passage to the bill by Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville. All Houma-Thibodaux senators voted in favor of the bill. They are Bret...
2015/07/04 20:43
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