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Apr 18th

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Lawmakers say job growth not reflected in treasury

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers who keep hearing job creation stories from Gov. Bobby Jindal have asked the governor's economic development chief to explain why state tax revenue remains stagnant.

The questions came Tuesday as members of the House Appropriations Committee were reviewing the Department of Economic Development's budget.

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Edwin Edwards says he's running for Congress

Edwin Edwards says he's running for Congress

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday that he will enter the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation a...

Last Updated ( March 17, 2014 )

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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 ...

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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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