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Sep 16th

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Lawmakers delve into Jindal tax plan

Lawmakers delve into Jindal tax plan

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers digging into the details of Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to restructure Louisiana's tax code said Tuesday that his administration needs to do a better job selling the tax plan to the public.

During a House committee meeting, some said their constituents are calling to express worry that Jindal's proposal to get rid of income tax and raise sales tax will end up costing them.

Revenue department leader Tim Barfield, the governor's point man on the tax rewrite, started walking members of the House Ways and Means Committee through Jindal's proposal. He gave them the first specific lists outlining what new items would be subject to sales taxes and what sales tax breaks would be removed.

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It’s a Spring Fling thing

It’s a Spring Fling thing

What began as an intimate celebration has blossomed into a community celebration of Spring.

The 7th annual Spring Fling will be held this Saturday, March 23 at Yellow Pine...

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Napping at wheel results in drug bust

Napping at wheel results in drug bust

A Minden man who fell asleep behind the wheel is finishing his nap on a cot at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on drug charges.

Jarvis Morgan, 20, of the 600 block of H...

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Fire dept. hosts tourney

Just in time for the spirit of Easter, the Sibley Volunteer Fire Department will host its 35th annual Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 30.

"We put this fundraise...

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Gift of Life

Gift of Life

Faithful donor, Debbie Sinclair, donates blood at Lifeshare's blood drive at the Minden Civic Center on Wednesday. Lifeshare received 24 units of blood at the drive to he...

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