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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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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
9 related stories
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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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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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WAFB Baton Rouge
Investigators believe arson to blame for fire that destroyed nearly half of homeafter they allegedly burglarized a home has sparked debate regarding whether or
Investigators believe arson to blame for fire that destroyed nearly half of home
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 8 days ago
after they allegedly burglarized a home has sparked debate regarding whether or not she should have been arrested. Senate committee budget protects higher ed and hospitals, cuts funding for public K-12 educationSenate committee budget... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
BRFD crews work fire across from North Baton Rouge elementary schoolafter they allegedly burglarized a home has sparked debate regarding whether or
BRFD crews work fire across from North Baton Rouge elementary school
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 8 days ago
after they allegedly burglarized a home has sparked debate regarding whether or not she should have been arrested. Senate committee budget protects higher ed and hospitals, cuts funding for public K-12 educationSenate committee budget... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Senate committee budget protects higher ed and hospitals, cuts funding for public K-12 educationWith one day left in the second special session, Louisiana lawmakers still have
Senate committee budget protects higher ed and hospitals, cuts funding for public K-12 education
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 8 days ago
With one day left in the second special session, Louisiana lawmakers still have not finalized an updated plan for next year’s budget. They also have not finalized all of the tax measures. The supplemental budget bill, HB 69, currently waits a vote... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Senate committee budget protects higher ed and hospitals, cuts funding for public K-12 educationWith one day left in the second special session, Louisiana lawmakers still have
Senate committee budget protects higher ed and hospitals, cuts funding for public K-12 education
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 8 days ago
With one day left in the second special session, Louisiana lawmakers still have not finalized an updated plan for next year’s budget. They also have not finalized all of the tax measures. The supplemental budget bill, HB 69, currently waits a vote... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Senate committee budget protects higher ed and hospitals, cuts funding for public K-12 educationWith one day left in the second special session, Louisiana lawmakers still have
Senate committee budget protects higher ed and hospitals, cuts funding for public K-12 education
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 8 days ago
With one day left in the second special session, Louisiana lawmakers still have not finalized an updated plan for next year’s budget. They also have not finalized all of the tax measures. The supplemental budget bill, HB 69, currently waits a vote... Read more
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The Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards taking a final stab at raising more money for budgetAfter meeting for 19 consecutive weeks — the longest stretch in its 204-year hi
Gov. John Bel Edwards taking a final stab at raising more money for budget
The Advocate / Posted 8 days 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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KTBS Shreveport
Bank robbery suspect behind bars in Shreveportis serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brando
Bank robbery suspect behind bars in Shreveport
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 8 days ago
is serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brandon is one of three involved in Cash’s death. Senate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12 educationSenate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Sheriff's deputy shot, killed in suburban New Orleansis serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brando
Sheriff's deputy shot, killed in suburban New Orleans
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 8 days ago
is serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brandon is one of three involved in Cash’s death. Senate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12 educationSenate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protestis serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brando
Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 8 days ago
is serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brandon is one of three involved in Cash’s death. Senate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12 educationSenate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Senate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12 educationis serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brando
Senate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12 education
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 8 days ago
is serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brandon is one of three involved in Cash’s death. Senate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Appeals court upholds DeSoto man's murder convictionis serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brando
Appeals court upholds DeSoto man's murder conviction
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 8 days ago
is serving a life sentence for the murder of 79-year-old Nathaniel Cash. Brandon is one of three involved in Cash’s death. Senate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12 educationSenate spending plan protects colleges, cuts K-12... Read more
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The Advocate
'Last chance': Louisiana Senate plans one more push to help fill budget gapState Senate President John Alario said Tuesday that he will make a last-ditch
'Last chance': Louisiana Senate plans one more push to help fill budget gap
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
State Senate President John Alario said Tuesday that he will make a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to raise $88 million more to help fill the budget gap identified by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Alario, R-Westwego, told several reporters that he hopes to... Read more
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The Advocate
'Last chance': Louisiana Senate plans one more effort to help fill budget gapState Senate President John Alario said Tuesday that he will make a last-ditch
'Last chance': Louisiana Senate plans one more effort to help fill budget gap
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
State Senate President John Alario said Tuesday that he will make a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to raise $88 million more to help fill the budget gap identified by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Alario, R-Westwego, told several reporters that he hopes to... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana Senate plans last-ditch effort to raise revenues for state budgetState Senate President John Alario said Tuesday that he will make a last-ditch
Louisiana Senate plans last-ditch effort to raise revenues for state budget
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
State Senate President John Alario said Tuesday that he will make a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to raise $88 million more to help fill the budget gap identified by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. Alario, R-Westwego, told several reporters that... Read more
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The Atlantic
How American Politics Went InsaneThe House burned through two more speakers and one “acting” speaker, a job inve
How American Politics Went Insane
The Atlantic / Posted 10 days ago
The House burned through two more speakers and one “acting” speaker, a job invented following four speakerless months. The Senate, meanwhile, is tied in knots by wannabe presidents and aspiring talk-show hosts, who use the chamber as a social-media... Read more
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11 News Houston
Corrections & Clarificationscontent officer of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment. Opinion: An editorial Ju
Corrections & Clarifications
11 News Houston / Posted 13 days ago
content officer of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment. Opinion: An editorial July 2 misstated the party that controlled the Senate in 2013. It was the Democrats. News: A previous version of the following story incorrectly identified the Greek... Read more
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The Advocate
Stalemate between House and Senate over budget bill breaksLouisiana House and Senate leaders reached a deal Thursday for handling the bud
Stalemate between House and Senate over budget bill breaks
The Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
Louisiana House and Senate leaders reached a deal Thursday for handling the budget bill that will spend the tax dollars raised during the special legislative session, ending a logjam that had created tension between the two sides. Lawmakers in the... Read more
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Southwest Daily News
No budget bill advancing so far, latest legislative disputefinancial year that begins July 1. Posted Jun. 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM BATON ROU
No budget bill advancing so far, latest legislative dispute
Southwest Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
financial year that begins July 1. Posted Jun. 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM BATON ROUGE (AP) — While lawmakers in the House and Senate continue to disagree on taxes, they also are at odds over how to balance the budget with the dollars they do raise, a... Read more
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NBC News
Beyond Political Contributions, This is How The NRA Exerts Influencewell-documented, with each contribution limited to $2,700 per cycle to each can
Beyond Political Contributions, This is How The NRA Exerts Influence
NBC News / Posted 15 days ago
well-documented, with each contribution limited to $2,700 per cycle to each candidate or their personal political action committee. But political influence from outside groups is far more than just cold hard cash in the form of direct campaign... Read more
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Southwest Daily News
House backs tax bills, but far short of Edwards' requestmeasures for the Democratic governor. Posted Jun. 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM BATON
House backs tax bills, but far short of Edwards' request
Southwest Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
measures for the Democratic governor. Posted Jun. 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM BATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House agreed Thursday to tax bills that would raise more than $220 million next year, slightly more than one-third... Read more
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Beauregard Daily News
House version of money bill $400 million shortBATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House agreed Thursday to tax bill
House version of money bill $400 million short
Beauregard Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House agreed Thursday to tax bills that would raise more than $220 million next year, slightly more than one-third of the target set by Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance the budget. After wrapping up the... Read more
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Island Packet
House backs tax bills, but far short of Edwards' requestLawmakers in the Louisiana House agreed Thursday to tax bills that would raise
House backs tax bills, but far short of Edwards' request
Island Packet / Posted 21 days ago
Lawmakers in the Louisiana House agreed Thursday to tax bills that would raise more than $220 million next year, slightly more than one-third of the target set by Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance the budget. After wrapping up the afternoon of... Read more
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The Advocate
$7M in oil spill money taken from attorney general’s officeLouisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry will have to return a $7 million oil spi
$7M in oil spill money taken from attorney general’s office
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry will have to return a $7 million oil spill recovery payment given to his agency, under a bill sent to the governor in the final minutes of the legislative session. Landry tried unsuccessfully to get the... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Bill for local construction projects stalls amid conflictfailed to pass a construction budget in a regular legislative session. The bill
Bill for local construction projects stalls amid conflict
The Daily Comet / Posted 24 days ago
failed to pass a construction budget in a regular legislative session. The bill’s failure drew strong rebukes from the Senate leadership and Gov. John Bel Edwards. “I’ve never seen a shirking of responsibility like I’ve witnessed from the... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Bill for local construction projects stalls amid conflictfailed to pass a construction budget in a regular legislative session. The bill
Bill for local construction projects stalls amid conflict
The Houma Courier / Posted 24 days ago
failed to pass a construction budget in a regular legislative session. The bill’s failure drew strong rebukes from the Senate leadership and Gov. John Bel Edwards. “I’ve never seen a shirking of responsibility like I’ve witnessed from the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
House leaders stall construction budget billBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on House and Senate action in the regular le
House leaders stall construction budget bill
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 24 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on House and Senate action in the regular legislative session (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Louisiana House leaders have blocked a vote on a $4 billion bill to finance state construction projects, like roadwork and... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
La. Legislature’s special session target: Film tax creditsestablished a $180 million tax credit cap on film production, which according t
La. Legislature’s special session target: Film tax credits
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 24 days ago
established a $180 million tax credit cap on film production, which according to Ben Matheny, head of the “Keep Film in Louisiana” lobbying effort, has had a catastrophic effect on production. “Certainly since those caps were placed, there has... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
Hawaii News Now / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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WALB Albany
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
WALB Albany / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 24 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 25 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Latest state budget spares Houma hospital but cuts TOPS free tuition programThe budget deal for the financial year that begins July 1 won final passage wit
Latest state budget spares Houma hospital but cuts TOPS free tuition program
The Daily Comet / Posted 25 days ago
The budget deal for the financial year that begins July 1 won final passage with a 63-38 House vote and a 35-2 Senate vote, ahead of a Monday session-ending deadline. But the spending plan is only a first draft. Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 25 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitalsThe House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOP
La. Legislature approves budget with deep cuts to TOPS, hospitals
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 25 days ago
The House and Senate advanced a budget for next year featuring deep cuts to TOPS and the partnership hospitals. Lawmakers voted in favor of the plan late Sunday evening after a conference committee consisting of members from both chambers spent... Read more
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The Houma Courier
La. lawmakers strike $26 billion budget deal, at least first draftThe budget deal for the financial year that begins July 1 won final passage wit
La. lawmakers strike $26 billion budget deal, at least first draft
The Houma Courier / Posted 25 days ago
The budget deal for the financial year that begins July 1 won final passage with a 63-38 House vote and a 35-2 Senate vote, ahead of a Monday session-ending deadline. But the spending plan is only a first draft. Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling... Read more
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