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Jul 24th

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Jindal wants to steer BP money to ‘rainy day’ fund

Jindal wants to steer BP money to ‘rainy day’ fund

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration wants to use Gulf oil spill recovery money to help refill the Louisiana's "rainy day" fund and settle a lawsuit claiming the state needs to return roughly $300 million to the fund.

The proposal is tucked into a budget bill by Rep. Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, filed this week for consideration by lawmakers. It would steer dollars that BP PLC is expected to pay for the state's claims of economic damage caused by the massive 2010 spill.

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Lawmakers open hearings on $25B state budget

Lawmakers open hearings on $25B state budget

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers who began unraveling the details Tuesday of Gov. Bobby Jindal's $25 billion budget proposal learned they have more shortfalls to address this year...

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Jindal pushes worker training

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal told lawmakers opening their annual legislative session Monday that Louisiana's biggest challenge was making sure it has enough workers to...

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Baton Rouge pastor arrested, accused of rape

BATON ROUGE — The pastor of a Baton Rouge church has been arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year-old mentally disabled woman who, authorities said, had sex with the man ...

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Woman arrested after baby swallows crack

Woman arrested after baby swallows crack

BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge police have arrested a 33-year-old woman accused of failing to prevent her 1-year-old son from swallowing crack cocaine, which led to the child'...

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David Vitter to run for La. governor

 

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter will be a candidate in Louisiana's 2015 governor's race, announcing his decision Tuesday in an email to support...

Baton Rouge to mark start of 2014 with a stick

BATON ROUGE— New York City drops a crystal ball. In New Orleans, it's a fleur-de-lis.

For the first time, Baton Rouge will mark the start of the year with, what else, a re...

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