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Hikes Sought In Health Coverage Rates

Blue Cross spokesman John Maginnis said the Affordable Care Act expanded access to health insurance to millions of Americans, regardless of age or health status, and guaranteed richer benefits.

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BESE President Chas Roemer, KEEL
BESE President Chas Roemer, KEEL
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BESE Votes To join Lawsuit Challenging Jindal

Louisiana's state school board is joining a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing the governor of illegally meddling in education policy in his efforts to block use of the Common Core education standards.

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Get Savings On Tax Free Purchases

You get get a tax deduction for private school tuition and home-schooling expenses.

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New Report: Louisianians Are Dog People

Louisiana is one of the top five states in the nation that prefers dogs over cats.

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Ag Commissioner Seeks Preservation Of La. Farmland

15,000 acres of farmland in Calcasieu and St. Charles parishes have been lost in the last year to wetlands mitigation projects.

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Commissioner Nichols Announces $8.2 Million in Savings from Bond Refinancing

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols announces that the state will generate an estimated $1.7 million in savings through bond refinancing this year.

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Entergy Worker (Getty Images, Ethan Miller)
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Foster Campbell Wants To Get “Innovative” In Keeping Energy Customers Informed

When your power goes out inside your home, the first thing you want to do (instead of look for a flashlight) is call your energy company.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Decrease

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 19 decreased from the previous week's total.

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Colonel Mike Edmonson, youtube
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Edmonson Says He Won’t Accept Retirement Hike

Louisiana's state police superintendent says he won't take a hefty retirement boost tacked onto an unrelated bill in the final hours of the legislative session.

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La. Attorney Joins In Appeal Of Ind. Marriage Case

Louisiana's attorney general has joined his counterparts in eight other states in supporting an appeal of a ruling that found Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

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Stephen Handwerk photo by KPEL
Stephen Handwerk photo by KPEL
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GOP, Democrats Unite To Seek Fundraising Changes

Louisiana's Republican and Democratic parties rarely agree on much, but they've found common ground on an issue that hits both of them in the pocketbooks.

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Make Sure To Save Your Receipts While Back To School Shopping

Revenue Department Spokesman Byron Henderson says there are three income tax breaks that are available under the Louisiana School Tuition and Expense Deductions.

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