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2015/05/24 03:39
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TOPS is heading to the full House for approval, after winning the blessing of the House Education Committee last week. It has already sailed through the Senate, with Senate Finance Committee...
2015/05/24 03:39
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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 19:39
2015/05/21 19:39
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The Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association’s board voted Thursday to send $74 million of its surplus to the state, if the Legislature passes a law making the fund transfer legal. LIGA was set up to...
2015/05/21 19:39
2015/05/21 19:39
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... state dollars from a fund for roads and bridges to State Police won approval Thursday in the Louisiana Senate Transportation Committee. The measure, House Bill 208, earlier won House approval...
2015/05/21 01:22
2015/05/21 01:22
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Phillips, R-Sherman, said so, with the full authority of the highly informed. They chair important committees in the Legislature - committees that approved the bill. Open carry is such a high...
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 16:39
2015/05/20 16:39
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The state Senate rejected legislation Monday night that would have raised the eligibility requirements for TOPS, Louisiana’s merit-based college tuition program. But ongoing discussions about the...
2015/05/20 16:25
2015/05/20 16:25
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... It's something we found in our latest review of campaign expenditures for our “Louisiana Purchased” probe with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. “You know, in life, timing is...
2015/05/19 20:51
2015/05/19 20:51
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... are optimistic the June 30 deadline will come and go on the export credit agency, which helps finance loans for foreign companies purchasing U.S. goods. Critics like Jordan and other fiscal...
2015/05/19 01:39
2015/05/19 01:39
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... think our constituents are tired of hearing our hands are tied,” Morrell told the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee on Monday. But lawmakers worried that too much would be open for...
2015/05/18 23:39
2015/05/18 23:39
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State Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Broome, D-Baton Rouge, all but shelved her plan Monday to generally ban out-of-school suspensions for Louisiana’s youngest public school students. The measure,...
2015/05/18 17:39
2015/05/18 17:39
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Louisiana’s film tax credit would be capped at $200 million per year, under House Bill 829, which the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee approved Monday morning. The state awarded $226...
2015/05/17 22:39
2015/05/17 22:39
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Now it’s the state Senate’s turn. House and Senate leaders say it is crucial that the committee pass the measures as the next step to fashioning a budget that prevents deep cuts to Louisiana’s public...
2015/05/16 03:39
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Louisiana’s controversial film incentive program needs bold changes, not the timid fixes suggested by some state lawmakers, a new report from the watchdog Public Affairs Research Council...
2015/05/15 21:15
2015/05/15 21:15
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... at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. There were 11 key votes in the Senate this week and 22 roll call votes. The House was not in session. The most important Senate...
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...
2015/05/13 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...
2015/05/11 23:19
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But a polarized Federal Election Commission is unlikely to scrutinize the maneuver, campaign finance experts said. The latest hire was announced on Monday when Michael Steel, a top spokesman...
2015/05/08 13:39
2015/05/08 13:39
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... hand, the new money for higher education will be allocated Monday when the House Appropriations Committee meets to approve the Legislature’s first draft at balancing the state budget for the...
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...
2015/05/24 03:39
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