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Centralized collection of debt a work in progress

Centralized  collection of debt a work in progress

BATON ROUGE — Lawmakers looking to boost dollars for state expenses are trying to reach a compromise to centralize and toughen debt collection efforts, with estimates that the move could drum up $200 million over five years for the state treasury.

The Senate Finance Committee on Monday stalled a debt collection proposal by Rep. Chris Broadwater, R-Hammond, trying to address concerns about administrative costs and the flow of money that would be gathered.

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Memorial Day: Why do we observe?

Memorial Day: Why do we observe?

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves.

It was first widely ob...

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Interchange bill awaits Jindal’s signature

Interchange bill awaits Jindal’s signature

A bill that made its way through the House and the Senate with no opposition, awaits Gov. Bobby Jindal's signature.

Sen. Robert Adley and Rep. Gene Reynolds anticipate Jin...

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Vitter bills pinch welfare recipients

Vitter bills pinch welfare recipients

U.S. Senator David Vitter introduced two amendments to the Farm Bill in the U.S. Senate last week, affecting those on welfare.

The first would end the welfare subsidy for ...

Last Updated ( May 26, 2013 )

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Pitching in to help daycare survivors

Pitching in to help daycare survivors

A local group is conducting a relief effort for the daycares destroyed in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

A trailer is located in Minden, across the street from Michele's Lit...

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