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Sep 22nd

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Budget shapes up, sans Jindal

BATON ROUGE — House lawmakers moved ahead Monday with the outlines of a bipartisan budget compromise while sidelining Gov. Bobby Jindal, who opposes the negotiation framework because it would raise new dollars for state spending.

The House Ways and Means Committee advanced eight proposals to limit the tax breaks doled out by the state, as a way to fill budget holes as part of attempts to broker a deal between House Republicans and Democrats.

Last Updated ( May 07, 2013 )

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House, Senate agree to delay

BATON ROUGE, (AP) — Both the House and Senate unanimously agreed Monday to delay by one year the start of Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to shift future rank-and-file state wor...

Last Updated ( May 07, 2013 )

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Jindal-backed voucher program grows

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly 8,000 students have been approved for state-funded tuition to private schools of their choice under the statewide voucher program that is going ...

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Senators reject repeal of Science Education Act

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Louisiana law that allows public school science teachers to use supplemental materials in their classrooms will remain on the books, despite criticis...

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Senate committee backs Medicaid expansion model

BATON ROUGE — A proposal for Louisiana to tap into the federal health overhaul money available for expanding Medicaid narrowly won approval Tuesday from the state Senate'...

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2 removed from Monroe superintendent mix

MONROE (AP) — The Monroe City School Board will not interview educational consultant Mary Guinn and Lafourche Parish Schools Supervisor Charles Michel for the position or...

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Reynolds agrees to evaluation bill compromise

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The disciplinary effects of a new statewide teacher evaluation system would be delayed for a year to give schools time to work out kinks in the assessm...

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