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LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR POST DRAWS INTEREST

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR POST DRAWS INTEREST

Jeremy Alford January 8, 2014 0

With Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne expected to announce he’s running for governor — he already has a campaign website — the post he would vacate is attracting a large field of potential successors. Baton

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COMMON CORE: STAKES ARE HIGH

COMMON CORE: STAKES ARE HIGH

Jeremy Alford December 21, 2013 0

With more complaints than big ideas being heard, supporters and opponents are wondering what happens next in regard to Common Core. While observers in Louisiana aren’t predicting a court battle just yet, that’s an

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KLECKLEY OPEN TO TUITION CHANGES

KLECKLEY OPEN TO TUITION CHANGES

Jeremy Alford December 4, 2013 0

Legislation granting university boards more control over tuition didn’t make it through this year’s regular session. But House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, says he’s willing to give it another chance in 2014. In

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GOVERNOR NEEDS NEW MEMBER ON BESE

GOVERNOR NEEDS NEW MEMBER ON BESE

Jeremy Alford November 7, 2013 0

he new president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Stephen Waguespack, officially stepped down from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education before assuming his new role. He was an at-large member

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What’s Next For Budget Reform Group?

What’s Next For Budget Reform Group?

Jeremy Alford October 3, 2013 0

For starters, the organization will continue to be referred to as the Fiscal Hawks, whether its membership likes it or not. “It’s funny,” said Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington. “We never asked to be called

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Did The A.G. Break The Law?

Did The A.G. Break The Law?

Jeremy Alford September 19, 2013 0

In the ongoing debate over a historic lawsuit filed by a New Orleans area levee board against 97 energy companies, the Louisiana Oil and Gas Assoc. is now accusing Attorney General Buddy Caldwell of

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Racial Voting Trends Change

Racial Voting Trends Change

Jeremy Alford September 5, 2013 0

With important federal and state elections just around the corner, consultants, politicians and pollsters are trying to make sense of Louisiana’s voter registration numbers, which have slowly been morphing into a new kind of

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Tuition Freedom Issue Gets Recharged

Tuition Freedom Issue Gets Recharged

Jeremy Alford August 15, 2013 0

While legislation granting university boards increased control over tuition increases failed to gain the momentum it needed in this year’s regular session, the issue is already picking up steam for a 2014 return. House

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Audit Turns Spotlight On Tax Assessments

Audit Turns Spotlight On Tax Assessments

Jeremy Alford August 1, 2013 0

An investigation conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office not only poses questions about the state Tax Commission’s practices, but also its politics. The audit found the commission routinely approves changes to homeowners’ property

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Money In Senate Race Opens Up

Money In Senate Race Opens Up

Jeremy Alford July 18, 2013 0

The two leading candidates in next year’s U.S. Senate race are currently holding more than $8 million collectively in their campaign war chests. That’s setting up the contest between incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu and

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