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Jul 30th

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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 criticism that it's a back-door way to teach creationism.

The Senate Education Committee voted 3-2 Wednesday against the proposal by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, in what has become an annual debate before the panel.

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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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Jindal won't copy Arkansas on Medicaid

Jindal won't copy Arkansas on Medicaid

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration announced Tuesday that it won't seek to replicate a private insurance Medicaid expansion model like Arkansas, despit...

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Jindal scraps tax plan, wants income tax removed

Jindal scraps tax plan, wants income tax removed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal told lawmakers Monday that he's shelving his tax swap proposal, rather than risk an embarrassing defeat of a restructuring plan ...

Last Updated ( April 08, 2013 )

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Lawmakers delve into Jindal tax plan

Lawmakers delve into Jindal tax plan

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers digging into the details of Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to restructure Louisiana's tax code said Tuesday that his administration needs to do a b...

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