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John White, Louisiana Department of Education
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La. Education Chief Seeks $44M Increase In School Funding

Louisiana's education department wants to ask lawmakers for a $44 million increase in the public school funding formula next year above Gov. Bobby Jindal's request.

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Lawmakers Consider Changes To La. Film Tax Break Program

Two New Orleans-area lawmakers have opened conversations on scaling back Louisiana's generous film tax credit program.

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Vitter & Media KPEL Photo by Derek Albert
Vitter & Media KPEL Photo by Derek Albert
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Vitter Hosts Energy Forum In Lafayette Today

Vitter holds a leadership forum in Lafayette today while on the gubernatorial campaign trail.

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ExxonMobile Posts Record Breaking Quarterly Profit
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Lawsuit Alleges Exxon Denied More Claims Than Paid

ExxonMobil says it has paid more than $4.6 million to nearly 2,900 motorists impacted by the company's production of more than 5 million gallons of tainted fuel distributed in the Baton Rouge area in March 2014.

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Jindal-Kennedy KPEL Photo by Derek Albert
Jindal-Kennedy KPEL Photo by Derek Albert
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Jindal Announces A Handful Of Political Appointments

Jindal announced several appointments to state boards and commissions today.

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Bobby Jindal Discusses American Defense In Washington
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Jindal Budget Seeks To Avoid Deep College Cuts

Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose Friday to scale back spending on tax credits and offer lawmakers a package of fee hikes and money-generating ideas that could keep Louisiana's colleges from facing deep, damaging cuts that had been forecast next year.

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Wildlife And Fisheries Remove Over 400 Abandoned Crab Traps

More than 50 volunteers helped round up more than 400 abandoned crab traps in border waters within Sabine Lake and adjacent bayous.

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Weak Dollar Strengthens US Exports
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Louisiana Reaches Export Record Of $65.1 Billion

The U.S. Department of Commerce says merchandise exports from Louisiana climbed 2.8 percent to a record $65.1 billion in 2014, and new trade agreements could boost those totals in the coming years.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Fracturing Child’s Skull

A 32-year-old Calcasieu Parish man who authorities say struck his 1-year-old son so hard that he caused a skull fracture has pleaded guilty to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

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Ice Causing Hazardous Travel In North Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A wintry blast dropped up to 4 inches of snow across the northern portion of Louisiana making for hazardous driving conditions.

State police say ice on the bridges and overpasses Thursday continues to cause headaches for drivers

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Old State Capitol, Google Maps
Old State Capitol, Google Maps
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State-Run Museums To Be Affected By Mid-Year Budget Cuts

Folks who patronize state-run museums throughout Louisiana will definitely notice changes to how they operate thanks to a $61 million mid-year budget shortfall that will affect the Secretary of State's Office by as much as $930,000.

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Rob Maness, Elbert Guillory Criticize Obama Immigration Policy As Destructive

Illegal immigrants should not be permitted a crack at jobs before an American citizen or a person who came into the country legally, according to former U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness, who criticized an executive amnesty plan from President Barack Obama as being harmful to the American workforce and to minorities in particular.

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