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Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan

Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White says. Gov. Bobby Jindal supports...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: Adley says he'll fight amendments to bill regarding oil and gas lawsuit … Lower gas prices keep inflation in check in March … Study shows increase in online information thefts

Ready to rumble: Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, says he is prepared to shoot down any attempts to weaken his bill to undo a lawsuit against 97 oil companies for damaging the coast around New Orleans. "I hear there will be amendments"...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: EBR sales tax collections up 6.4% in February … Bill would let La. drivers choose if they want REAL ID … Senators back state management of carbon emissions in La.

In the bank: Sales tax collections in East Baton Rouge Parish, including those collected on vehicle sales, were up 6.4% in February, compared to the same month a year ago. The latest monthly report from the city-parish Finance...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

A Feel Good Dress

A Feel Good Dress

Ah, stripes, the most prominent print in my closet. When I shop, it's as if they call my name. Imagine I am Odysseus wandering through the Gap, for example, only I forgot to add wax in my ears, causing me to be irresistible to their siren calls. I...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Think Twice Style

How do I keep employee expense accounts from being abused?

How do I keep employee expense accounts from being abused?

From inflating acceptable expenses to claiming non-business-related items, abuse of employee expense accounts is not a unique way to dip into the company's profits.

DATE: April 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

I am a carbon criminal

I am a carbon criminal

i am not a global warming denier. Rather, I am a global warming contributor—if, that is, you accept that carbon emissions associated with the presence of me and my fellow earthlings are the principal driver in climate change.

DATE: April 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: David Dodson

Conservative indiscretions

Conservative indiscretions

At midmonth, Republican leaders were scrambling to figure out what to do about Vance McAllister, Republican representative from Louisiana's 5th Congressional District. He was caught on his own security cameras in a passionate embrace with an aide...

DATE: April 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

The 30-hour workweek

The 30-hour workweek

The tradition a 40-hour workweek is well-rooted in American labor history, dating to the 1930s New Deal program, portions of which sought limits on worker hours across many business sectors. The cotton industry was the first to adopt the recommended...

DATE: April 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

LaPolitics: Freshman lawmaker from BR to run for judge

Add one more legislator to the growing list of those planning to run for another office this fall. Freshman Rep. Alfred Williams, D-Baton Rouge, tells LaPolitics he will challenge District Judge Trudy White this November. "She's my friend and...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

The 411 on Baton Rouge Blues Fest

The 411 on Baton Rouge Blues Fest

We are just a day away from the 20th annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival. But the festivities actually begin tonight with a Live After Five performance from Jonathon "Boogie" Long...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

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