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2015/07/03 13:40
2015/07/03 13:40
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Five years ago, I was squeezing through Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office window on the fourth floor of the Louisiana Capitol building. The Louisiana Senate chamber’s roof provides the closest thing to box...
2015/07/03 13:40
2015/07/03 13:40
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2015/06/23 22:22
2015/06/23 22:22
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Three Shreveport officers recovering after attackThree Shreveport officers recovering after attack Vladimir Fisenko, 35 (photo courtesy CCC) Three police officers attacked yesterday in west...
2015/06/21 23:46
2015/06/21 23:46
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At least one of every five Louisiana House and Senate members will be replaced when the next Legislature convenes in 2016. Twenty-two of the 105 House members, by latest count, say they aren’t...
2015/06/21 01:39
2015/06/21 01:39
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BATON ROUGE AREA Scott McKnight has been named business development manager at BancorpSouth Insurance Services, assisting producers of the agency’s Louisiana offices. McKnight was a producer.Jazz...
2015/06/19 17:51
2015/06/19 17:51
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JONESBORO, La. (AP) - Longtime Jackson Parish Tax Assessor Eddie Gatlin has announced that he will not seek re-election after nine terms. The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/1K1MVxs ) Gatlin, who...
2015/06/18 10:48
2015/06/18 10:48
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Nowadays, states are often referred to as “laboratories of democracy,” based on a line from Justice Louis Brandeis stating federalism allows that “a single courageous State may, if its citizens...
2015/06/10 00:48
2015/06/10 00:48
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In the face of the worst fiscal crisis in recent history, while raising taxes and slashing vital services, the Louisiana Senate has mistakenly passed a state budget that adds more than $3.5 million to...
2015/06/09 19:39
2015/06/09 19:39
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A bill that would change the way Common Core is reviewed and changed moved within one step of final approval Wednesday. The measure, House Bill 373, won approval in the Louisiana Senate Education...
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 03:39
2015/06/09 03:39
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These disparate crimes, all of which occurred in Jefferson Parish, share a common denominator: In each case, the use of automatic license plate readers, a controversial technology that’s becoming...
2015/06/09 00:39
2015/06/09 00:39
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A long-running dispute over the racial makeup of the Baton Rouge City Court showed no sign of ending Wednesday. The city of Baton Rouge is now majority black, and some lawmakers as well as a 2012...
2015/06/09 00:39
2015/06/09 00:39
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The Louisiana Senate passed legislation that State Treasurer John Kennedy said Monday would help higher education and curb corruption. “The Senate adopted a package of bills that will generate sorely...
2015/06/08 23:39
2015/06/08 23:39
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Homeowners who lease solar systems and the installers who lease them, won’t be able to take part in the lucrative tax credit program if Legislation approved by the Louisiana Senate wins the OK from...
2015/06/08 22:39
2015/06/08 22:39
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In an about face, the Louisiana Senate on Monday approved a bill that would allow inmates leaving state prisons to undergo tests for the virus that causes AIDS. The measure, House Bill 191, earlier...
2015/06/08 19:25
2015/06/08 19:25
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US Sen. Dr. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, who is also a former Louisiana state senator, spoke to the Louisiana Senate on Monday just before lawmakers started work on the floor. He commended senators for...
2015/06/08 15:39
2015/06/08 15:39
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In a surprise move, the Louisiana Senate Education Committee on Thursday shelved a plan to boost state aid to public schools by nearly $85 million. After the hearing, officials said the legislation...
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...
2015/06/07 20:25
2015/06/07 20:25
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If you're a smoker, get ready to pay more for a pack of cigarettes. Lawmakers are fighting in Baton Rouge, over just how much of an increase to tack onto tobacco products. New Orleans residents seem...
2015/06/07 18:18
2015/06/07 18:18
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When a student in Louisiana opens her textbook in biology class, she might not have the standard Miller and Levine Biology with a dragonfly on the cover, and she might not ever learn about...
2015/06/06 23:39
2015/06/06 23:39
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The Louisiana Senate gave final approval Monday to a measure that would allow the next governor to expand Medicaid. The Senate voted 31-8 for a House-passed resolution establishing a funding source...
2015/07/03 13:40
2015/07/03 13:40
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