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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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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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28 Oct
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Edwards administration warning $313M budget gap could grow

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Gov. John Bel Edwards’ chief budget architect said Friday that he fears Louisiana won’t meet its income forecast this year, heaping new financial problems on a state already facing a $313 million deficit from last ...

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