Minden Press-Herald

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Sep 19th

State News

Senator draws attention with party switch video

BATON ROUGE . (AP) — By jumping to the GOP, Opelousas Sen. Elbert Guillory made history, becoming Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction.

With a four-minute video explaining why he left the Democratic Party, Guillory's become a darling of national conservatives.

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Vitter: Free cell phones being sold or swapped for drugs, money

Vitter: Free cell phones being sold or swapped for drugs, money

U.S. Senator David Vitter says he is outraged after an undercover investigation revealed 'free Obama cell phones' are being sold for drugs, shoes and handbags.

Vitter has ...

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Jindal issues budget cuts

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has laid out plans to strip $46 million in state funds from next year's budget, largely from higher education and health ...

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Four LSU hospitals turned over to private managers

BATON ROUGE — LSU continued to shrink its hospital management footprint Monday, turning over its health facilities in four cities to private operators, including a shift ...

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Jindal signs House Bill 629

BATON ROUGE – Thursday, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation into law that will protect taxpayers by helping agencies throughout state government collect outstanding debt...

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DOTD: $520K in toll tag payments refunded

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is turning $7.5 million in unclaimed Crescent City Connection tolls and toll tag payments ov...

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Revenue rises at most Louisiana casinos

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sixteen of 18 state-regulated casinos won more money in May than in April.

But five riverboats and a racetrack, all in west Louisiana, won less than in ...

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