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2015/05/22 23:39
2015/05/22 23:39
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The Louisiana House approved a $24.3 billion operating budget for next fiscal year that funds higher education but still leaves health care short. On a vote of 65-37 — five shy of the tally needed to...
2015/05/22 23:39
2015/05/22 23:39
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2015/05/22 15:42
2015/05/22 15:42
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Louisiana legislators clipped Gov. Bobby Jindal’s wings Thursday by inserting wording into the state budget that would require the governor’s office to pay the out-of-state travel expenses of his...
2015/05/22 06:25
2015/05/22 06:25
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Louisiana lawmakers are hard at work to close the state's massive $1.6 billion shortfall, as they have just three more weeks to pass a budget. However, after HB 1 passed the House Thursday, there is a...
2015/05/22 01:35
2015/05/22 01:35
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House Bill 1 by Appropriations Chairman Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, passed with a 65-37 vote and heads to the Senate, where it is expected to be tweaked in the final weeks of the legislative session as...
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...
2015/05/18 22:35
2015/05/18 22:35
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They're new to Louisiana's state races but have had a presence in federal elections for a few years now. Mostly they've been set up to support specific candidates for governor, with the fund for...
2015/05/14 20:39
2015/05/14 20:39
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Louisiana’s public colleges and universities secured a victory Monday when the House Appropriations Committee approved a budget proposal for next year that would give them the same amount of money...
2015/05/12 16:17
2015/05/12 16:17
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The House Appropriations Committee plugged the $615 million estimated to be raised by a series of tax changes backed by the House last week into the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July...
2015/05/11 23:10
2015/05/11 23:10
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Changes announced Monday to the proposed state budget could mean no cuts next year to higher education, the problem is lawmakers still need to find another $300 million to solve the state's budget...
2015/05/11 17:39
2015/05/11 17:39
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The state House Appropriations Committee approved a budget proposal on Monday that would keep state funding for Louisiana’s colleges and universities the same as they received this year but cut...
2015/05/10 19:40
2015/05/10 19:40
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For weeks, leaders of Louisiana’s colleges and universities and the state’s health care providers have been warning of the harm that would be inflicted if lawmakers didn’t raise the money needed to...
2015/05/06 18:39
2015/05/06 18:39
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For the first time, state legislators opened a crack in the political door that could lead to Louisiana participating in Medicaid expansion — a key component of the Affordable Care Act — but only...
2015/05/05 22:17
2015/05/05 22:17
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House Bill 646 by Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Napoleonville, would require an annual forecast for 28 of the state's major tax credits and exemptions, from the growing and controversial tax break for movie...
2015/05/04 21:35
2015/05/04 21:35
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That means while most all other branches, departments and agencies are taking cuts to help address the $1.6 billion shortfall, lawmakers and judges are getting a pass, according to the Public Affairs...
2015/04/30 01:39
2015/04/30 01:39
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Opening the new $1.2 billion University Medical Center in New Orleans without the dollars required to fund its operations will cut access to health care, LCMC Health Chief Executive Officer Greg Feirn...
2015/04/28 00:39
2015/04/28 00:39
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Opening the new $1.2 billion University Medical Center in New Orleans without the dollars required to fund its operations will cut access to health care, LCMC Health chief executive officer Greg Feirn...
2015/04/26 04:39
2015/04/26 04:39
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Touted as a way to help restore voter confidence, a key Louisiana House panel Monday approved a bill that would gradually trim the annual transfer of $65 million in state road and bridge funds to...
2015/05/22 23:39
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