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PERKINS NOW SET TO GRAB $220,000,000 IN NOVEMBER BOND VOTE

Confirming rumors very few believed would prove true, Mayor Adrian Perkins has now given public notice that he will ask Shreveport voters to approve a…

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JOHN BEL EDWARDS – a.k.a. “Governor Taxes” – UP FOR RE-ELECTION

Saturday, January 12, 2019 … 12:42 P.M. You won’t hear him mention it, of course, but during Governor John Bel Edwards’ first year in office,…

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Friday is new deadline in Louisiana budget, tax negotiations

By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Friday is the latest deadline in negotiations over whether Louisiana will have a special legislative session…

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Edwards: Anti-tax lawmakers should detail $1B-plus in cuts

By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers who don’t want to replace more than $1 billion in expiring taxes should detail how…

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Louisiana House leader: Surplus should refill rainy day fund

By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With the final calculations still to be done, diverging ideas already emerged Thursday for how to…

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Public colleges get $18M cut in Edwards deficit-closing plan

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is planning an $18 million cut to public colleges to help…

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Hearing delayed in Landry’s LGBT-rights dispute with Edwards

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the ongoing legal dispute between Louisiana’s governor and attorney general over the governor’s LGBT-rights…

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Governor says TOPS cuts have ‘failed’ Louisiana’s students

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has “failed” students in the TOPS free college tuition program and risks forcing some…

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Edwards’ $315M deficit-closing plan to be unveiled Friday

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ chief budget adviser will unveil the administration’s proposal for closing a…

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Edwards administration warning $313M budget gap could grow

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Gov. John Bel Edwards’ chief budget architect said Friday that he fears Louisiana won’t meet its income forecast this year,…

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Governor Edwards’ “Honor Code” Disproved by Excellent Reporting

September 4, 2016 I recently wrote to spotlight journalism excellence in the reporting on South Louisiana floods by Gordon Russell of The Advocate newspaper, and…

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Tax-And-Spenders Have Branded me… And I Accept

June 26, 2016 It isn’t every morning that I smile more or less all the way through my cereal, and I write to gladly credit The…

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Edwards Induced Hysteria is Shameful

February 16, 2016 For the first time since Governor Edwards and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne decided to scare the heck out of the people of…

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