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WAFB Baton Rouge
Zurik: Wasted airfare costs Louisiana taxpayers plenty"Am I going to get mad?" Rep. John Schroder (R-Covington) jokes as we begin the
Zurik: Wasted airfare costs Louisiana taxpayers plenty
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 10 hours ago
"Am I going to get mad?" Rep. John Schroder (R-Covington) jokes as we begin the interview. Government waste is less of a laughing matter. "It's very frustrating," Schroder tells us. "We're wasting taxpayers' money. This has to stop." After a few... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Zurik: Wasted airfare costs Louisiana taxpayers plenty"Am I going to get mad?" Rep. John Schroder (R-Covington) jokes as we begin the
Zurik: Wasted airfare costs Louisiana taxpayers plenty
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 11 hours ago
"Am I going to get mad?" Rep. John Schroder (R-Covington) jokes as we begin the interview. Government waste is less of a laughing matter. "It's very frustrating," Schroder tells us. "We're wasting taxpayers' money. This has to stop." After a few... Read more
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The Advocate
What are Louisiana colleges, universities pondering amid budget cuts? Hundreds of layoffs, ending summer school, moreLaying off hundreds of adjunct faculty members, furloughing staff, ending summe
What are Louisiana colleges, universities pondering amid budget cuts? Hundreds of layoffs, ending summer school, more
The Advocate / Posted 17 hours ago
Laying off hundreds of adjunct faculty members, furloughing staff, ending summer school, raising student fees and cutting degree programs — leaders of Louisiana’s colleges and universities say it’s all on the table. As the special Legislative... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Louisiana revenue forecasts drop again; budget gap at $850MHouse Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, Senate President John Alario,
Louisiana revenue forecasts drop again; budget gap at $850M
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted yesterday
House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, center, and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne speak before the state's income forecasting panel again dropped Louisiana's revenue projections, on... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Revenue Estimating Conference increases estimated immediate La. budget gap to $870MOn Wednesday, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) forecasted a bigger budge
Revenue Estimating Conference increases estimated immediate La. budget gap to $870M
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted yesterday
On Wednesday, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) forecasted a bigger budget gap than first estimated. The group adjusted the forecast for rest of this fiscal year and is now anticipating a deficit of $870 million. The initial estimate was $750... Read more
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The Advocate
Enjoying presidential free-all? It'll soon end, but you'll always have LouisianaNow that the voting has started, the presidential field is finally starting to
Enjoying presidential free-all? It'll soon end, but you'll always have Louisiana
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
Now that the voting has started, the presidential field is finally starting to winnow itself. Since Monday’s Iowa caucuses, one Democrat and three Republicans have suspended their campaigns, and more could follow after next week’s New Hampshire... Read more
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The Advocate
Local bailouts lead to state deficitsRegardless of whatever his day job happened to be at any given time, Jay Darden
Local bailouts lead to state deficits
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
Regardless of whatever his day job happened to be at any given time, Jay Dardenne always had an entertaining sideline, giving talks to various groups about Louisiana history. So it wasn’t surprising to hear him, now the Edwards administration’s... Read more
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The Advocate
Politics junkies, we’ll always have LouisianaNow that the voting has started, the presidential field is finally starting to
Politics junkies, we’ll always have Louisiana
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
Now that the voting has started, the presidential field is finally starting to winnow itself. Since Monday’s Iowa caucuses, one Democrat and three Republicans have suspended their campaigns, and more could follow after next week’s New Hampshire... Read more
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Zero Hedge
North Dakota's Economy Has Been "Completely Devastated" By Oil's CollapseYesterday, on the way to documenting the malaise China’s hard landing has infli
North Dakota's Economy Has Been "Completely Devastated" By Oil's Collapse
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
Yesterday, on the way to documenting the malaise China’s hard landing has inflicted on Minnesota’s mining country, we discussed the dramatic impact falling crude prices have had on the American and Canadian oil patches. Take Texas, for instance,... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Louisiana is taxing professors' loyaltyI teach in the UL System, and I am having trouble reconciling a few things. Co
Louisiana is taxing professors' loyalty
The Houma Courier / Posted 7 days ago
I teach in the UL System, and I am having trouble reconciling a few things. College faculty members have not had a cost of living raise in nearly a decade. We make significantly lower wages than our colleagues in almost every other state, and we are... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Louisiana is taxing professors' loyaltyI teach in the UL System, and I am having trouble reconciling a few things. Co
Louisiana is taxing professors' loyalty
The Daily Comet / Posted 7 days ago
I teach in the UL System, and I am having trouble reconciling a few things. College faculty members have not had a cost of living raise in nearly a decade. We make significantly lower wages than our colleagues in almost every other state, and we are... Read more
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Roll Call
A Democrat Begins Senate Campaign in Louisiana“Politicians in Washington and Baton Rouge are fighting over things that just d
A Democrat Begins Senate Campaign in Louisiana
Roll Call / Posted 7 days ago
“Politicians in Washington and Baton Rouge are fighting over things that just don’t matter,” she said while announcing her campaign, adding that she sees herself as part of a “new generation of leadership” needed in Congress. Fayard, whose wealthy... Read more
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The Advocate
Democrat Caroline Fayard launches U.S. Senate bidNew Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard has become the first Democrat to enter the r
Democrat Caroline Fayard launches U.S. Senate bid
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
New Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard has become the first Democrat to enter the race for Louisiana’s open U.S. Senate seat. “This election is about the future, not the past,” Fayard said in a video formally launching her run Thursday. “I’m not a... Read more
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Salon.com
Louisiana Senate race draws its first Democratic candidateBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race has its first Democratic c
Louisiana Senate race draws its first Democratic candidate
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race has its first Democratic contender. New Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard, who has never held elected office, announced her campaign Thursday, saying she represents a “new generation of... Read more
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The Advocate
Senate race could have a kids’ table, tooWith all the candidates exploring next year’s U.S. Senate contest, the field co
Senate race could have a kids’ table, too
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
With all the candidates exploring next year’s U.S. Senate contest, the field could wind up being so unwieldy that Louisiana may have to replicate one of the worst innovations of this Republican presidential season: the kids’ table debate. Yet the... Read more
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The Advocate
Democrat Caroline Fayard launches U.S. Senate bidNew Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard has become the first Democrat enter the race
Democrat Caroline Fayard launches U.S. Senate bid
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
New Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard has become the first Democrat enter the race for Louisiana’s open U.S. Senate seat. “This election is about the future, not the past. I’m not a career politician, and I’m not running for Senate because I want a... Read more
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The Advocate
Labor group endorses Edwards in governor’s raceLouisiana’s largest labor organization has endorsed Democratic state Rep. John
Labor group endorses Edwards in governor’s race
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
Louisiana’s largest labor organization has endorsed Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards in this year’s governor’s race — giving the latest signal that the candidate lineup is unlikely to change much between now and Election Day. Edwards, of... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards pays for the best at DivisionAt $237,500 a year, Gov. John Bel Edwards got a bargain in Jay Dardenne. The h
Gov. John Bel Edwards pays for the best at Division
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
At $237,500 a year, Gov. John Bel Edwards got a bargain in Jay Dardenne. The high salaries paid by his predecessor to deserving Republicans were decried in the campaign as “exorbitant” by candidate Edwards. But the salaries it turns out were... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards pays for the best at DivisionAt $237,500 a year, Gov. John Bel Edwards got a bargain in Jay Dardenne. The h
Edwards pays for the best at Division
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
At $237,500 a year, Gov. John Bel Edwards got a bargain in Jay Dardenne. The high salaries paid by his predecessor to deserving Republicans were decried in the campaign as “exorbitant” by candidate Edwards. But the salaries it turns out were... Read more
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The Advocate
Jay Dardenne: 'Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget holeGov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the comin
Jay Dardenne: 'Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget hole
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the coming weeks that will include draconian cuts to government services, along with a nonbinding letter that recommends revenue measures to offset some of those reductions should... Read more
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The Advocate
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget holeGov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the comin
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget hole
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the coming weeks that will include draconian cuts to government services, along with a nonbinding letter that recommends revenue measures to offset some of those reductions should... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
DWI checkpoint planned for Bossier Parish In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police T
DWI checkpoint planned for Bossier Parish
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 9 days ago
In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop G plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Friday, February 5, 2016, from approximately... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Hell hath no fury ...Contained burn chamber arrives in NatchitochesContained burn chamber arrives in
Hell hath no fury ...
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 9 days ago
Contained burn chamber arrives in NatchitochesContained burn chamber arrives in Natchitoches The contained burn chamber that will be used by Explosive Service International (ESI) to dispose of M6 propellant and Clean Burning Igniter at Camp Minden... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Contained burn chamber arrives in Natchitoches The contained burn chamber that will be used by Explosive Service Internation
Contained burn chamber arrives in Natchitoches
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 9 days ago
The contained burn chamber that will be used by Explosive Service International (ESI) to dispose of M6 propellant and Clean Burning Igniter at Camp Minden... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Shreveport dog park opening could be pushed back Shreveport dog park officials said the opening of the quarter of a million do
Shreveport dog park opening could be pushed back
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 10 days ago
Shreveport dog park officials said the opening of the quarter of a million dollar park could be pushed back. This comes after all the recent flooding in... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Quarterback's zebra pantsTop Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payrollTop Edwards budget a
Quarterback's zebra pants
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 10 days ago
Top Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payrollTop Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payroll Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says he will cut spending on his office's executive staff, amid criticism that Gov.... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Top Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payroll Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says he will cut spending on his
Top Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payroll
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 10 days ago
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says he will cut spending on his office's executive staff, amid criticism that Gov.... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
No shadow: Pennsylvania groundhog 'predicts' early springTop Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payrollTop Edwards budget a
No shadow: Pennsylvania groundhog 'predicts' early spring
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 10 days ago
Top Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payrollTop Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payroll Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says he will cut spending on his office's executive staff, amid criticism that Gov.... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Top Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payrollBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says he wil
Top Edwards budget adviser says he'll cut executive payroll
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 10 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says he will cut spending on his office's executive staff, amid criticism that Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is paying too much for his cabinet secretaries. Dardenne, who... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated PressEUNICE, La. (AP) - Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot says they're investigatin
Here is the latest Louisiana news from The Associated Press
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 10 days ago
EUNICE, La. (AP) - Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot says they're investigating a death after a body was found along Highway 13 just outside of the city. KLFY-TV reports a group of rabbit hunters, who were running their dogs to scout for game, made... Read more
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The Advocate
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget holeGov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the comin
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget hole
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration is preparing a spending plan in the coming weeks that will include draconian cuts to government services, along with a non-binding letter that recommends revenue measures to offset some of those reductions should... Read more
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The Advocate
David Vitter’s decision not to run for third Senate term opens race for RepublicansIf nothing else, David Vitter simplified the 2016 U.S. Senate election in Louis
David Vitter’s decision not to run for third Senate term opens race for Republicans
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
If nothing else, David Vitter simplified the 2016 U.S. Senate election in Louisiana with his announcement Saturday night after losing the governor’s race that he won’t try for a third term in the Senate next year. Now that the 2016 election shapes... Read more
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The Advocate
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget holeGov. John Bel Edwards' administration is preparing a spending plan in the comin
Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget hole
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is preparing a spending plan in the coming weeks that will include draconian cuts to government services, along with a non-binding letter that recommends revenue measures to offset some of those reductions should... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Dardenne: La. budget woes too deep to fix without new moneyBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards' chief budget adviser pushed back
Dardenne: La. budget woes too deep to fix without new money
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 10 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards' chief budget adviser pushed back against criticism that the Democratic governor has been too quick to propose tax hikes to balance Louisiana's budget. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, a... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana budget architect Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget holeGov. John Bel Edwards' administration is preparing a spending plan in the comin
Louisiana budget architect Jay Dardenne: "Unprecedented, dramatic, profound changes' needed to plug massive budget hole
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is preparing a spending plan in the coming weeks that will include draconian cuts to government services, along with a non-binding letter that recommends revenue measures to offset some of those reductions should... Read more
8 related stories
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Dardenne: La. budget woes too deep to fix without new moneyBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards' chief budget adviser pushed back
Dardenne: La. budget woes too deep to fix without new money
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 10 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards' chief budget adviser pushed back against criticism that the Democratic governor has been too quick to propose tax hikes to balance Louisiana's budget. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, a... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
It’s official, Kennedy and Maness enter Senate race 1st February 2016 · 0 Comments By Christopher TidmoreContributing Writer Lo
It’s official, Kennedy and Maness enter Senate race
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 10 days ago
1st February 2016 · 0 Comments By Christopher TidmoreContributing Writer Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy formally threw his hat in the ring last Tuesday to succeed the outgoing U.S. Sen. David... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards finds 'exorbitant' salaries needed to fill cabinet with Louisiana talent -- with one exceptionGov. John Bel Edwards just insulted Louisiana’s new Director of Homeland Securi
Gov. John Bel Edwards finds 'exorbitant' salaries needed to fill cabinet with Louisiana talent -- with one exception
The Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards just insulted Louisiana’s new Director of Homeland Security James Waskom. Edwards is paying all his cabinet secretaries at least as much as his predecessor Bobby Jindal did — with one exception. Waskom gets $135,000 a year,... Read more
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The Advocate
Candidates clash over issues in debateThe two candidates for secretary of state clashed Thursday over a legislative p
Candidates clash over issues in debate
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
The two candidates for secretary of state clashed Thursday over a legislative pay hike, property tax breaks and whether state museum operations have to be trimmed amid Louisiana’s budget problems. Republican Secretary of State Tom Schedler is being... Read more
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The Advocate
Will David Vitter’s strategy to lay low while running for governor pay off?You just can’t trust U.S. Sen. and gubernatorial candidate David Vitter, accord
Will David Vitter’s strategy to lay low while running for governor pay off?
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
You just can’t trust U.S. Sen. and gubernatorial candidate David Vitter, according to a new attack ad playing widely on television. “We all know David Vitter breaks his word,” says a female narrator hired by Louisiana Rising, a big-money Super PAC... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards backtracks on campaign promisesGov. John Bel Edwards just insulted Louisiana’s new Director of Homeland Securi
Gov. John Bel Edwards backtracks on campaign promises
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards just insulted Louisiana’s new Director of Homeland Security James Waskom. Edwards is paying all his cabinet secretaries at least as much as his predecessor Bobby Jindal did — with one exception. Waskom gets $135,000 a year,... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards backtracks on promisesGov. John Bel Edwards just insulted Louisiana’s new Director of Homeland Securi
Edwards backtracks on promises
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Gov. John Bel Edwards just insulted Louisiana’s new Director of Homeland Security James Waskom. Edwards is paying all his cabinet secretaries at least as much as his predecessor Bobby Jindal did — with one exception. Waskom gets $135,000 a year,... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana oil & gas industry leaders giving Edwards the benefit of the doubt — for now — on the state’s fiscal crisisWhen Louisiana’s new governor, Democrat John Bel Edwards, floated the prospect
Louisiana oil & gas industry leaders giving Edwards the benefit of the doubt — for now — on the state’s fiscal crisis
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
When Louisiana’s new governor, Democrat John Bel Edwards, floated the prospect of imposing higher taxes and slashing corporate tax breaks to a largely Republican energy industry crowd struggling through a prolonged downturn due to collapsed crude... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards administration delays OK of key Medicaid expansion fundingsThe Edwards administration backed away from the first test of Republican opposi
Edwards administration delays OK of key Medicaid expansion fundings
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
The Edwards administration backed away from the first test of Republican opposition to the governor’s plan to expand Medicaid when it withdrew a request to authorize hiring new employees. Because of past staff reductions, Commissioner of... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Economist on Louisiana's finances: 'Almost all minus signs'Legislative economist Greg Albrecht told the Senate Finance Committee the state
Economist on Louisiana's finances: 'Almost all minus signs'
The Houma Courier / Posted 13 days ago
Legislative economist Greg Albrecht told the Senate Finance Committee the state economy has continued to weaken, employment rates are down, oil prices have dropped and the state is paying out more in tax refunds to businesses than it is receiving in... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Economist on Louisiana's finances: 'Almost all minus signs'Legislative economist Greg Albrecht told the Senate Finance Committee the state
Economist on Louisiana's finances: 'Almost all minus signs'
The Daily Comet / Posted 13 days ago
Legislative economist Greg Albrecht told the Senate Finance Committee the state economy has continued to weaken, employment rates are down, oil prices have dropped and the state is paying out more in tax refunds to businesses than it is receiving in... Read more
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The Advocate
Edwards administration delays OK of key Medicaid expansion fundingsThe Edwards administration withdrew a request for the Louisiana Legislature to
Edwards administration delays OK of key Medicaid expansion fundings
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
The Edwards administration withdrew a request for the Louisiana Legislature to approve the funding scheme that would hire new employees to handle Medicaid expansion. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said he didn’t have an opportunity to... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Review of Medicaid expansion hiring plan delayedBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on a piece of Gov. John Bel Edwards' Medicai
Review of Medicaid expansion hiring plan delayed
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 13 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on a piece of Gov. John Bel Edwards' Medicaid expansion plan going before state lawmakers (all times local): 10:00 a.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has postponed a legislative hearing on the hiring plans... Read more
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The Advocate
State senators, cautious about fiscal outlook, say they were misled in past, hoping for 'a new day'State senators approached an already gloomy budget outlook with caution on Thur
State senators, cautious about fiscal outlook, say they were misled in past, hoping for 'a new day'
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
State senators approached an already gloomy budget outlook with caution on Thursday. Several noted that they have felt misled about the state’s fiscal situation under Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration — particularly the Department of Health and... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
State leaders, agencies brace for impact while state budget mess loomsLouisiana leaders gathered at the State Capital for a Senate Finance Committee
State leaders, agencies brace for impact while state budget mess looms
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 14 days ago
Louisiana leaders gathered at the State Capital for a Senate Finance Committee meeting Thursday, though they offered no specifics hints about how they plan to fix the state's budget mess. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told the... Read more
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