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2015/05/28 21:39
2015/05/28 21:39
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The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to put equal pay protection in state law. The Senate voted 21-16 for the measure, shipping it to the House, where final passage is expected to be tough. A...
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2015/05/26 23:39
2015/05/26 23:39
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The $24.3 billion budget bill passed last week by the Louisiana House is about $163 million short, the Jindal administration told state senators who gathered on Memorial Day to take a first look at...
2015/05/26 21:39
2015/05/26 21:39
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When the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee heard testimony that the state budget was short $163.2 million, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols floated a few ideas for raising some of those...
2015/05/24 03:39
2015/05/24 03:39
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When higher education leaders started gearing up for the legislative session, they had a short list of requests. First and foremost, they wanted to be spared from potentially devastating cuts to...
2015/05/24 02:39
2015/05/24 02:39
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Louisiana’s difficult financial picture brightened a bit on Tuesday. That had state lawmakers saying they now face an easier job in meeting their constitutional responsibility to balance the budget...
2015/05/21 00:39
2015/05/21 00:39
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After weeks of wrangling and raising money, the Louisiana House Thursday will takes up a state spending plan that is full of increased revenues and deep cuts in government services. Lawmakers were...
2015/05/20 18:10
2015/05/20 18:10
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Proposed changes to the TOPS program were approved in a House committee on Wednesday, but it does not have the support of Gov. Bobby Jindal. SB 48, authored by state Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville,...
2015/05/17 04:03
2015/05/17 04:03
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Baseball Friday’s game Nonleague Gowanda 7, Hamburg 3 G (13-3, 8-0): Joe Kruszke 3-hitter (6Ks); Matt Kruszke 2-run HR Saturday’s games Monsignor Martin St. Mary’s/Lanc. 7, St. Joe’s 5 SM...
2015/05/14 17:39
2015/05/14 17:39
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It should always be a warning signal when Louisiana state government does something in a way that is unusual among the states. That’s often a sign that the state is either stuck in an ages-old rut or...
2015/05/13 04:39
2015/05/13 04:39
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Senate President John Alario is attempting to craft a complex, short-term fix to Louisiana’s massive budget deficit that would dump the problem of finding a long-term solution in the hands of the...
2015/05/13 02:35
2015/05/13 02:35
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With a 21-16 vote, senators sent the measure by Sen. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, to the House for consideration. But it is expected to run into problems there. The House labor committee killed two...
2015/05/11 22:39
2015/05/11 22:39
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The Louisiana Senate has agreed to a plan to allow colleges and universities to set their own tuition rates and fees. The proposal, Senate Bill 155, won overwhelming support in the chamber Monday...
2015/05/07 21:39
2015/05/07 21:39
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Without fanfare, a powerful Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would end plans to move about $400 million per year from the state’s general revenue fund to one for roads and bridges...
2015/05/07 20:13
2015/05/07 20:13
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It began as a fraternity pledge party that turned tragic. And then it became a criminal case that is expected to conclude Friday in a DeKalb County courtroom. Five former Northern Illinois University...
2015/05/05 00:43
2015/05/05 00:43
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A bid to boost state aid for roads and bridges hit a wall Monday in the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee. One of the proposals, Senate Bill 221, would accelerate the movement of money from...
2015/05/04 23:39
2015/05/04 23:39
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Legislation that aims to give tuition-setting authority to Louisiana colleges and universities is heading to the full Senate for consideration. The bill would ask Louisiana voters to decide by...
2015/05/04 23:10
2015/05/04 23:10
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A hike on cigarette taxes is again moving forward, passing the House Appropriations Committee Monday moments after a separate health-related measure passed. "These are real dollars. These are real...
2015/05/03 03:35
2015/05/03 03:35
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The Senate voted 27-9 Wednesday for a bill by Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, that locks in the scholarships at their 2015-16 level. Under Senate Bill 48, TOPS scholarship payments will no longer...
2015/05/01 00:17
2015/05/01 00:17
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The Senate voted 27-9 Wednesday for the bill by Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, which has the backing of higher education leaders and the wife of the program's namesake. Here is how Houma-Thibodaux...
2015/04/30 23:39
2015/04/30 23:39
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Hundreds of LSU students and supporters crowded the steps of the Louisiana Capitol on Thursday, shouting at legislators who were meeting inside over the threat of potentially devastating cuts to...
2015/05/28 21:39
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