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TOPS Task Force votes to reward recipients based on performance

BATON ROUGE— The state’s TOPS Task Force voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend nine changes in the scholarship program, including one that would reduce awards...

Senators ask Edwards to call tax session, even without deal

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Louisiana’s state senators urged Gov. John Bel Edwards to call a special session this month...

No end in sight for rising gas prices in Louisiana

The price of gasoline just keeps rising. Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging...

Preparing for the cliff

Lawmakers share concerns, plans A billion-dollar budget deficit for the state is set to rear its ugly head thanks to expiring tax revenues. Ominously called the...

Campbell: Cities should use LED streetlights

Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says Louisiana taxpayers could potentially save millions of dollars if electric companies and cities convert to new energy-efficient, environmentally...

Campbell: Louisiana should protect Internet access

Louisiana should join other states and cities supporting access to the Internet without censorship or manipulation by telecommunications companies, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell...

No closure plan, no sale, no removal yet

Bidders on Camp Minden’s burn chamber await closure plan Editor's Note: Information for this post was obtained from the Jan. 18 CAG meeting as videoed...

Edwards presents ‘worst case scenario’ budget

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Only months away from the expiration of $1 billion in state sales taxes, Gov. John Bel Edwards released his...

I-20/220 interchange gets fast track from Gov. Edwards

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced at a news conference Friday that the Interstate 20/I-220 interchange is an urgent priority for the state’s infrastructure and...

Tax overhaul signing already having effect

Regions Bank boosts minimum wage, Wall Street surpasses 25k Regions Bank is handing out raises. According to published reports, Regions Bank says it is boosting...

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