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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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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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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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Elliot Stonecipher
04 Sep
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Governor Edwards’ “Honor Code” Disproved by Excellent Reporting

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, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
26 Jun
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Tax-And-Spenders Have Branded me… And I Accept

June 26, 2016 It isn’t every morning that I smile more or less all the way through my cereal, and I write to gladly credit The Advocate for thus kicking-off my day.  In fairness, though, I stipulate that those now in charge ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
16 Feb
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Edwards Induced Hysteria is Shameful

February 16, 2016 For the first time since Governor Edwards and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne decided to scare the heck out of the people of Louisiana, a bit of calming push-back is surfacing. I encourage everyone to read this article ...

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