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Slate
The 2016 Election Will Determine Voting Rights for Years to Comethan his much-loathed Citizens United. It has had as much to do with disenfranc
The 2016 Election Will Determine Voting Rights for Years to Come
Slate / Posted 2 days ago
than his much-loathed Citizens United. It has had as much to do with disenfranchising America’s have-nots as the campaign finance case. It’s the case that made voting an uphill battle again. In 2013’s Shelby County v. Holder, the court issued a... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Leaders want to turn back the creep of bureaucracyin rent. The Board of Nursing in Ridgeland pays $219,000 a year in rent. The s
Leaders want to turn back the creep of bureaucracy
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 4 days ago
in rent. The Board of Nursing in Ridgeland pays $219,000 a year in rent. The state Department of Banking and Consumer Finance was in the state-owned Woolfolk government building downtown but recently moved to new digs off I-55 North. It now... Read more
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The News & Observer
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he will run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana | News & Observer July 22, 2016 11:54 AM David Duke, a former leader of th
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he will run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana
The News & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
| News & Observer July 22, 2016 11:54 AM David Duke, a former leader of the Ku... Read more
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The Hill
Former KKK leader David Duke announces Senate runFormer Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is launching a Senate bid in Louisiana, h
Former KKK leader David Duke announces Senate run
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is launching a Senate bid in Louisiana, he announced Friday. "After the great outpouring of overwhelming support, I'm proud to announce my candidacy for United States Senate," Duke said in a video on his YouTube... Read more
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Rutland Herald
What Republicans say about TrumpRepublican administrations. �Donald Trump is a madman who must be stopped,� �
What Republicans say about Trump
Rutland Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Republican administrations. �Donald Trump is a madman who must be stopped,� � Bobby Jindal, former Republican governor of Louisiana. �I won�t vote for Donald Trump because of who he isn�t. He isn�t a Republican. He isn�t a conservative. He isn�t... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Super PAC backing Kennedy in Senate race disbandsMake Louisiana Proud PAC filed "termination" papers with the Federal Election C
Super PAC backing Kennedy in Senate race disbands
The Houma Courier / Posted 9 days ago
Make Louisiana Proud PAC filed "termination" papers with the Federal Election Commission late last week -- the documents were made public Monday -- and its Facebook page was taken down. Jason Redmond, Kennedy's closest political adviser, ran the... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Super PAC backing Kennedy in Senate race disbandsMake Louisiana Proud PAC filed "termination" papers with the Federal Election C
Super PAC backing Kennedy in Senate race disbands
The Daily Comet / Posted 9 days ago
Make Louisiana Proud PAC filed "termination" papers with the Federal Election Commission late last week -- the documents were made public Monday -- and its Facebook page was taken down. Jason Redmond, Kennedy's closest political adviser, ran the... Read more
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Roll Call
Trump, RNC Strike Deals on Fundraisingon how Donald Trump's presidential campaign plans to collaborate on fundraising
Trump, RNC Strike Deals on Fundraising
Roll Call / Posted 11 days ago
on how Donald Trump's presidential campaign plans to collaborate on fundraising with national and state Republican Party committees are emerging. But the arrangement may leave some battleground states out of the loop. The presumptive GOP... Read more
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Slate
Bernie’s Fundraising Was Revolutionary. How He Spent His Money Was Another Matter.primary voters was that his people-powered “revolution” would make him uniquely
Bernie’s Fundraising Was Revolutionary. How He Spent His Money Was Another Matter.
Slate / Posted 15 days ago
primary voters was that his people-powered “revolution” would make him uniquely positioned to clean up a campaign finance system that most Americans see as hopelessly corrupted. On the strength of this appeal, Sanders raised more than $220... Read more
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Pleasanton Express
Governor reacts to downtown Dallas ambushas the opposite sex,” he added. Joining Texas in signing the motion are the st
Governor reacts to downtown Dallas ambush
Pleasanton Express / Posted 15 days ago
as the opposite sex,” he added. Joining Texas in signing the motion are the states of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Call for cuts is issued Gov. Greg... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Bid for 'transformative' Louisiana transportation overhaul takes off Tuesdaytask force reaches a consensus -- no easy assignment -- it could pave the way f
Bid for 'transformative' Louisiana transportation overhaul takes off Tuesday
The Daily Comet / Posted 17 days ago
task force reaches a consensus -- no easy assignment -- it could pave the way for the biggest transportation overhaul in Louisiana since the late 1980s. "This could be transformative," said Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Page Cortez,... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Bid for 'transformative' Louisiana transportation overhaul takes off Tuesdaytask force reaches a consensus -- no easy assignment -- it could pave the way f
Bid for 'transformative' Louisiana transportation overhaul takes off Tuesday
The Houma Courier / Posted 17 days ago
task force reaches a consensus -- no easy assignment -- it could pave the way for the biggest transportation overhaul in Louisiana since the late 1980s. "This could be transformative," said Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Page Cortez,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Tennessee lawmakers promote 'Blue Lives Matter' in wake of shootings targeting police- In this March 8, 2016, file photo, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-
Tennessee lawmakers promote 'Blue Lives Matter' in wake of shootings targeting police
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
- In this March 8, 2016, file photo, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, speaks during a House Finance Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. McCormick on Tuesday, April 19, vowed retribution for companies that spoke out... Read more
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The Advocate
Jan. 19: Regardless of who briefed Obama on I-10 mess, even best scenario puts Baton Rouge traffic relief years awayon Baton Rouge traffic problems last week, any road relief near the Interstate
Jan. 19: Regardless of who briefed Obama on I-10 mess, even best scenario puts Baton Rouge traffic relief years away
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
on Baton Rouge traffic problems last week, any road relief near the Interstate 10 Mississippi River bridge is years away, Louisiana’s transportation chief said. Shawn Wilson, secretary for the state Department of Transportation and Development,... Read more
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The Advocate
'Everybody is fine, relatively speaking': Louisiana government continues search for what to cut out of budgetdon’t understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue,” said Sen. Er
'Everybody is fine, relatively speaking': Louisiana government continues search for what to cut out of budget
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
don’t understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue,” said Sen. Eric LaFleur, the Ville Platte Democrat who as Senate Finance Committee chairman is the upper chamber’s key budget guy. “We also cut spending. We tried to make the cuts as... Read more
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The Advocate
'Everybody is fine, relatively speaking:' Louisiana government looks at what to cutdon’t understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue,” said Sen. Er
'Everybody is fine, relatively speaking:' Louisiana government looks at what to cut
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
don’t understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue,” said Sen. Eric LaFleur, the Ville Platte Democrat who as Senate Finance Committee chairman is the upper chamber’s key budget guy. “We also cut spending. We tried to make the cuts as... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Louisiana government looks at what to cut -- againdon't understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue," said Sen. Er
Louisiana government looks at what to cut -- again
The Houma Courier / Posted 23 days ago
don't understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue," said Sen. Eric LaFleur, the Ville Platte Democrat who as Senate Finance Committee chairman is the upper chamber's key budget guy. "We also cut spending. We tried to make the cuts as... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Louisiana government looks at what to cut -- againdon't understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue," said Sen. Er
Louisiana government looks at what to cut -- again
The Daily Comet / Posted 23 days ago
don't understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue," said Sen. Eric LaFleur, the Ville Platte Democrat who as Senate Finance Committee chairman is the upper chamber's key budget guy. "We also cut spending. We tried to make the cuts as... Read more
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The Advocate
'Everybody is fine, relatively speaking:' Louisiana government looks at what to cutdon’t understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue,” said Sen. Er
'Everybody is fine, relatively speaking:' Louisiana government looks at what to cut
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
don’t understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue,” said Sen. Eric LaFleur, the Ville Platte Democrat who as Senate Finance Committee chairman is the upper chamber’s key budget guy. “We also cut spending. We tried to make the cuts as... Read more
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The Advocate
'Everybody is fine, relatively speaking:' Louisiana government looks at what to cutdon’t understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue,” said Sen. Er
'Everybody is fine, relatively speaking:' Louisiana government looks at what to cut
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
don’t understand is that they think all we did was raise revenue,” said Sen. Eric LaFleur, the Ville Platte Democrat who as Senate Finance Committee chairman is the upper chamber’s key budget guy. “We also cut spending. We tried to make the cuts as... Read more
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The Daily Comet
We're failing kids': La. child welfare agency crippled by 2 key factors, advocates saysaid. Increasingly in recent years, neither are the staffing levels. Average c
We're failing kids': La. child welfare agency crippled by 2 key factors, advocates say
The Daily Comet / Posted 24 days ago
said. Increasingly in recent years, neither are the staffing levels. Average caseloads for child welfare workers in Louisiana have inched up over the past decade, as budget cuts and attrition have thinned the ranks at the agency. But the... Read more
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The Houma Courier
We're failing kids': La. child welfare agency crippled by 2 key factors, advocates saysaid. Increasingly in recent years, neither are the staffing levels. Average c
We're failing kids': La. child welfare agency crippled by 2 key factors, advocates say
The Houma Courier / Posted 24 days ago
said. Increasingly in recent years, neither are the staffing levels. Average caseloads for child welfare workers in Louisiana have inched up over the past decade, as budget cuts and attrition have thinned the ranks at the agency. But the... Read more
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The Advocate
'We're failing kids': Louisiana child welfare agency crippled by 2 key factors, officials and advocates saysaid. Increasingly in recent years, neither are the staffing levels. Average c
'We're failing kids': Louisiana child welfare agency crippled by 2 key factors, officials and advocates say
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
said. Increasingly in recent years, neither are the staffing levels. Average caseloads for child welfare workers in Louisiana have inched up over the past decade, as budget cuts and attrition have thinned the ranks at the agency. But the... Read more
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The Advocate
'We're failing kids': Louisiana child welfare agency crippled by 2 key factors, officials and advocates saysaid. Increasingly in recent years, neither are the staffing levels. Average c
'We're failing kids': Louisiana child welfare agency crippled by 2 key factors, officials and advocates say
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
said. Increasingly in recent years, neither are the staffing levels. Average caseloads for child welfare workers in Louisiana have inched up over the past decade, as budget cuts and attrition have thinned the ranks at the agency. But the... Read more
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The Advocate
Behind the failed promises of development incentivesLouisiana Economic Development has long been the favorite son among state gover
Behind the failed promises of development incentives
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
Louisiana Economic Development has long been the favorite son among state government agencies. For at least the past decade, legislators have patted LED secretaries on the head, praised them and opened their wallets wide. But that may be... Read more
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The Advocate
Minimum wage bill hits a roadblockIncreasing the minimum wage in Louisiana is a primary goal for Democratic Gov.
Minimum wage bill hits a roadblock
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
Increasing the minimum wage in Louisiana is a primary goal for Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. He repeated it like a mantra on the campaign trail. He gave it a featured spot in his Jan. 11 inauguration address. It was the issue that brought him to... Read more
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The Advocate
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaroundUpdate, 9:15 p.m.: The Louisiana Senate approved a spending bill Thursday nigh
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaround
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
Update, 9:15 p.m.: The Louisiana Senate approved a spending bill Thursday night that would trim a shortfall in state aid for public schools from $44 million to $24 million. The vote was 38-1. The measure, House Bill 69, now faces a vote in the... Read more
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The Advocate
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaroundof dollars win final approval before adjournment on Thursday. Public school ba
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaround
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
of dollars win final approval before adjournment on Thursday. Public school backers earlier this week applauded when the Louisiana House approved legislation that would trim that shortfall to $16 million, and possibly less. But the Senate... Read more
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The Advocate
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaroundof dollars win final approval before adjournment on Thursday. Public school ba
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaround
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
of dollars win final approval before adjournment on Thursday. Public school backers earlier this week applauded when the Louisiana House approved legislation that would trim that shortfall to $16 million, and possibly less. But the Senate... Read more
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The Advocate
In difficult choice of funding universities vs. TOPS, higher education leaders say cut TOPSWith little hope in sight that additional revenue would be raised in the final
In difficult choice of funding universities vs. TOPS, higher education leaders say cut TOPS
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
With little hope in sight that additional revenue would be raised in the final hours of the Louisiana Legislature, higher education leaders have become resigned to the fact that TOPS could be cut for the first time in its existence. It appears... Read more
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The Advocate
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaroundof dollars win final approval before adjournment on Thursday. Public school ba
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaround
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
of dollars win final approval before adjournment on Thursday. Public school backers earlier this week applauded when the Louisiana House approved legislation that would trim that shortfall to $16 million, and possibly less. But the Senate... Read more
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The Advocate
In difficult choice of funding universities vs. TOPS, higher education leaders say cut TOPSWith little hope in sight that additional revenue would be raised in the final
In difficult choice of funding universities vs. TOPS, higher education leaders say cut TOPS
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
With little hope in sight that additional revenue would be raised in the final hours of the Louisiana Legislature, higher education leaders have become resigned to the fact that TOPS could be cut for the first time in its existence. It appears... Read more
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The Advocate
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaroundof dollars win final approval before adjournment on Thursday. Public school ba
First time in decades, Louisiana aid for public schools to slide, barring 11th-hour turnaround
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
of dollars win final approval before adjournment on Thursday. Public school backers earlier this week applauded when the Louisiana House approved legislation that would trim that shortfall to $16 million, and possibly less. But the Senate... Read more
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The Advocate
Final day: Gov. John Bel Edwards making last-ditch effort to raise taxes for TOPS, schoolsAfter meeting for 19 consecutive weeks — the longest stretch in its 204-year hi
Final day: Gov. John Bel Edwards making last-ditch effort to raise taxes for TOPS, schools
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
After meeting for 19 consecutive weeks — the longest stretch in its 204-year history — the Louisiana Legislature will convene one last time on Thursday as legislative allies of Gov. John Bel Edwards take a final stab at raising taxes to pay for... Read more
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