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Louisiana's top officer declines retirement hike

Saturday, 26 July 2014 21:43
BATON ROUGE — Louisianas state police superintendent said he wont take a hefty retirement boost lawmakers tacked onto an unrelated bill in the final hours of the legislative session. Col. Mike Edmonson said the issue had become a distraction to the work of the Louisiana State Police. He said hell ask lawmakers to look at the retirement change again next year.
Jindal Op Ed: 'Why I Fight for Local Control of Education
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:29
BATON ROUGE -- Governor Bobby Jindal wrote an op ed column in The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report discussing why he no longer supports Louisiana taking part in Common Core standards: People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as Governor what would it be? These are tough questions.
Office of Debt Recovery to be Fully Operational Within Three Years, Secretary of Revenue Reports to Oversight Board
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:14
BATON ROUGE -- Press Release – The Louisiana Office of Debt Recovery (ODR) is on schedule to be fully operational within three years, Secretary of Revenue Tim Barfield reported to the state Cash Management Review Board on Thursday. ODR will be a highly automated, efficient, and centralized debt collection office that provides collection services for state agencies. It will include a suite of debt collection tools and will work with the Office of the Attorney…
CPSO: Woman shot in face after trying to run over deputy
Monday, 21 July 2014 18:35
A Sulphur woman was shot in the face after allegedly trying to hit a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputy with her car. It happened Tuesday night in the 300 Block of N. Louisiana Avenue. According to Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso, at approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, a deputy with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation at the corner of Evans and Carr St.
UL Lafayette: Response to bomb threat was 'timely and effective'
Monday, 21 July 2014 14:46
Lafayette, LA (KPLC) - After evaluating the multi-agency response to two bomb threats last week, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette reports that operations were "timely and effective." The bomb threats were called in to a local television station at about 5:30 a.m. on July 16. Federal, state, local and university officials all responded to the incident, which targeted the UL Lafayette campus and the adjacent Girard Park.
Common Core supporters, opponents hope for quick resolution
Monday, 21 July 2014 14:19
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - A lawsuit was filed Monday by 17 members of the Louisiana Legislature to immediately stop implementation of Common Core in Louisiana. With school starting in just three weeks, both supporters and opponents of Common Core hope the issue is resolved quickly. State Representative Brett Geymann says the Common Core standards were not announced to the public properly.
Bobby Jindal to headline Florida GOP 'victory' dinner Featured
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:47
Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will headline the Republican Party of Florida's "victory" dinner in September, according to an invite that went out today. The event will feature a VIP photo op with Jindal and Gov. Rick Scott.
Lawsuit accuses Gov. Jindal of illegally meddling in Louisiana's use of Common Core standards Featured
Monday, 21 July 2014 08:34
BATON ROUGE, La. – Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accuses him of illegally meddling in education policy. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says the Republican governor and his Division of Administration "have sown chaos in the education system" and violated the Louisiana Constitution by issuing a series of executive orders aimed at undermining Common Core.
Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2 Featured
Monday, 21 July 2014 07:08
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal because of his actions against the multi-state standards. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Baton Rouge. It accuses the Republican governor of violating the state constitution by issuing a series of executive orders and contract suspensions aimed at undermining Common Core.
Powerful interests collide over legacy lawsuits
Sunday, 20 July 2014 06:48
Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster didn’t just support tort reform, he campaigned on the issue, promising to rein in plaintiff’s attorneys who made big bucks suing big companies for big damages. And he delivered. Shortly after his inauguration, he called a special session of the Legislature and passed a package of bills to lessen liability exposure for businesses. He then ran campaign ads bragging that he had successfully stopped trial lawyers from filing frivolous, job-killing…
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