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17 Nov
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Public colleges get $18M cut in Edwards deficit-closing plan

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is planning an $18 million cut to public colleges to help close a state budget deficit, only months after higher education leaders thought they had escaped ...

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16 Nov
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Hearing delayed in Landry’s LGBT-rights dispute with Edwards

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the ongoing legal dispute between Louisiana’s governor and attorney general over the governor’s LGBT-rights protection order, even setting the court date to settle the arguments proved to be complicated. ...

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15 Nov
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Former rivals endorse within party ranks in Senate race

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Foster Campbell received backing Tuesday for his runoff campaign from a former rival who during the primary election linked him to white supremacist David Duke. Republican ...

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15 Nov
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Governor says TOPS cuts have ‘failed’ Louisiana’s students

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has “failed” students in the TOPS free college tuition program and risks forcing some of them out of college or pushing them into greater debt because of upcoming cuts, ...

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14 Nov
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Edwards’ $315M deficit-closing plan to be unveiled Friday

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ chief budget adviser will unveil the administration’s proposal for closing a $315 million deficit to lawmakers on Friday, a gap that threatens to force new cuts ...

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Mayor Ollie Tyler
14 Nov
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ADDENDUM to Pt. 2: Dumbfounding Developments in Shreveport City Hall Meltdown

Last Friday afternoon, I wrote and posted Part 2 of our series on the stunning collapse of basic governance, and adherence to the Rule of Law, at Shreveport City Hall by Mayor Ollie Tyler and others. In that article, I ...

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14 Nov
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Audit prompts ‘complete internal review’ of fisheries agency

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s wildlife and fisheries secretary said he’s ordered a “complete internal review” of his agency’s operations after auditors found questionable spending, missing state-owned property and shoddy management of finances under ...

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10 Nov
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Economist: Louisiana job numbers down, hitting state coffers

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s $315 million deficit from last year was mainly driven by continuing dips in employment that are hammering personal income and business tax collections, the Legislature’s chief economist said Thursday. ...

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09 Nov
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Louisiana US Senate race now a two-man, partisan competition

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell agreed on one thing Wednesday as they began a month-long sprint to Louisiana’s U.S. Senate runoff election: They don’t agree on much. Campbell, ...

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09 Nov
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News Guide: Louisiana US Senate, US House runoffs on Dec. 10

MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press   BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three of Louisiana’s congressional races remain unsettled, to be decided in a December runoff election. In addition to casting ballots for president, Louisiana voters Tuesday whittled the list of U.S. ...

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04 Nov
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ALERT: Shreveport may be imminently losing historical documents in Times move

11/4/16 – 5:10pm Insiders are reporting that our community is potentially in imminent danger of losing historical documents.  Help do something to stop it.  Read to the end of this article and share. The Shreveport Times announced earlier this year ...

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03 Nov
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Publisher’s Note: (Some) Records Made Public in City Water Scandal

11/3/16 – 3:50PM One of the keys to good governance is transparency in government.  Open and public records for citizens to freely view is such a cornerstone.  Our City Hall has taken actions in delaying and denying public records (in this ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
03 Nov
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Update… Update… Update: A Bit of the Inside Story on Shreveport City Hall’s Latest Blow-off of Taxpayers and Law

Thursday, November 3, 2016 … 9:12 AM … On Tuesday evening, November 1st, at 6:16 PM, Kaley Green, reporter for RealShreveport.com, wrote / published an article entitled, “City Still Refusing to Turn Over Public Documents.” The documents at issue are ...

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01 Nov
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City still refusing to turn over public documents

SHREVEPORT, La. – The City of Shreveport is continuing to withhold public documents regarding the water under-billing scandal. A public records request was originally sent from Real Shreveport to City Attorney William Bradford Oct. 17 for documents and correspondence related ...

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30 Oct
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Pt. 1: Shreveport Tax Hike Plan Is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong … and Illegal?

 October 30, 2016 Believe it:  only ten days before Christmas, Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler, along with City Council boss Willie Bradford, plan to nix the Joys of the Season with a really mucky (and murky) tax hike.  It is wrong in ...

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