Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Sep 24th

State News

Justice investigating IRS targeting of tea party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status.

Attorney General Eric Holder said he ordered the FBI to investigate Friday — the day the IRS publicly acknowledged that it had singled out conservative groups.

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Audit: $42M in layoff costs for LSU privatization

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize all but one of the LSU-run hospitals across south Louisiana will cost the state an estimated $42 million to make the l...

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Senate rejects attempt to kill La. Science Act

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly rejected an attempt Monday to repeal a 2008 law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside...

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Powerball jackpot rises, sales surge

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has climbed to $360 million, the third largest jackpot of all time.

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$25B budget debate shifts to La. Senate

BATON ROUGE — Action on crafting Louisiana's nearly $25 billion budget shifts to the Senate this week, after lawmakers in the House wrapped up work on a bipartisan compro...

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Landrieu picks up Senate challenger

BATON ROUGE, (AP) — A retired Air Force colonel from Madisonville says he plans to run for the U.S. Senate next year, seeking to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.

R...

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House votes to ban smoking close to state buildings

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The House voted 84-11 Wednesday for a proposal that would ban smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to state-owned office buildings.

Rep. Frank Hoffman...

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