Confirming rumors very few believed would prove true, Mayor Adrian Perkins has now given public notice that he will ask Shreveport voters to approve a massive General Obligation bond issue – likely $220,000,000 – in an election on November 16, ...Read more
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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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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, ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
September 4, 2016 I recently wrote to spotlight journalism excellence in the reporting on South Louisiana floods by Gordon Russell of The Advocate newspaper, and Mark Schleifstein of the Times Picayune / NOLA.com. In their likewise excellent reporting this week, ...Read more