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Rep. Foil Announces Filing of Amendment Allowing Colleges to Raise Fees Without Approval

Monday, 16 March 2015 21:34 Written by
Press Release -- State Representative Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, has filed a Constitutional Amendment for the upcoming 2015 Legislative Session which gives colleges control of raising their own fees. The Amendment will make adjustments to current law, which requires a two-thirds vote of the members elected to each house in relation to the imposition or an increase in postsecondary education fees. Rep. Foil’s amendment will remove this requirement where Louisiana is the only state that…
BESE Adopts 2015-16 School Funding Formula
Monday, 16 March 2015 01:40 Written by
BATON ROUGE -- (Press Release) The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today adopted the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) formula for the 2015-16 school year and approved policies related to the state’s academic standards and assessment transition. The MFP defines the cost of educating all public school students in Louisiana. The state’s constitution requires BESE to develop a formula for distributing state funds to public schools and submit it to the Louisiana Legislature…
Coming up on 7 News at Six
Thursday, 12 March 2015 12:51 Written by
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Hello everyone, this is Cynthia Arceneaux in the KPLC newsroom. Lawmakers will be heading to Baton Rouge in a few weeks for this year's legislative
James Carville criticizes Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Legislature in LSU student newspaper
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:51 Written by
Former Bill Clinton adviser and Louisiana native James Carville slammed state elected officials for signing a pledge issued by a national anti-tax group, Americans for Tax Reform, in a letter to
The public will get a chance to speak on the Louisiana budget April 14, 15
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 10:04 Written by
The Louisiana Legislature will start to hold in-depth hearings on Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal next week. The Louisiana House Appropriations committee -- which is primarily responsible for putting together the
Employees' group reassures state retirees benefits are safe
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 08:05 Written by
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Facing a budget deficit of $1.6 billion heading into the 2015 legislative session, some state lawmakers are calling it the most challenging session to date. That has
Film industry working with legislators on tax incentive
Sunday, 08 March 2015 14:31 Written by
LOUISIANA (KSLA) - With the state more than a billion dollars in the red, some Louisiana legislators are looking for areas to cut in the 2015 budget. The popular and rather
Study: Louisiana ranks last in pay equality
Sunday, 08 March 2015 09:06 Written by
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - State legislators may look to tackle the ongoing issue of equal pay even more this upcoming State Legislative session. All this after a new study shows
Business groups come out against Jindal plan to scale back Louisiana spending on tax credits
Saturday, 07 March 2015 22:26
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana's business-lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal a multimillion-dollar tax hike on business, pitting the governor against powerful industry leaders in the upcoming legislative session. The Republican governor wants to lessen spending on refundable tax credits, in which the state pays out more than the taxes a person or business owes.
'Opt Out of PARCC' billboards popping up in Shreveport-Bossier
Saturday, 07 March 2015 15:18
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Parents against PARCC are spreading the word with the help of billboards around Shreveport-Bossier. The opt out billboards first showed up last month in south Louisiana. Now, they're at East Texas Street and Airline Drive in Bossier City. They've also been spotted at Bert Kouns and Youree Drive in Shreveport. Money for the billboards was raised by concerned citizens.
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