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Board of Directors rescinded a proposed ban on satellite camps - doubleb
SEC loses out. Big Ten wins....
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Something we can blame Jindal for and hope Edwards eleminates, - doubleb
but don't hold your breath. There are few signs that La. intends to cut back the corporate welfare as other states already have. [quote]States and cities have dramatically scaled back taxpayer subsidies to corporations in the past two years, doling out fewer and smaller breaks to lure development...
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Baton Rouge Cox subscribers with MLB package - doubleb
Do you get the games in HD? If so is it because you have a more recent box? ...
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Together Baton Rouge starts petition drive to gain support for health district t - doubleb
Everyone gets a trophy now so why not put every one in a medical district? https://www.businessreport.com/article/together-baton-rouge-starts-petition-drive-gain-support-health-district-includes-city [quote] The district Together Baton Rouge envisions would cater toward residents living in the ...
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People here roundly criticized Jindal, and deservedly so; but for what? - doubleb
I was upset because of the way he left La. to campaign and ignored real budget issues and his lack of leadership. He spent too much and wouldn't cut back unnecessary programs. Others criticized him for accounting gimmicks, using one time money to fill "holes", and for cutting LSU, etc. They were ...
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La. uses another accounting gimmick to balance the budget. - doubleb
[quote] Louisiana’s top officials agreed Thursday to refinance state debt to generate $82 million in quick cash to help close gaps in this year’s budget.[/quote] From the Advocate http://theadvocate.com/news/15221361-178/louisiana-to-refinance-debt-for-82m-to-help-close-this-years-budget-gap ...
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Obama wants congress to act, but when his admin. is supposed to act they stall. - doubleb
And its not just Keystone Pipeline, there's this situation in Montana from the BRBR; [quote]Judge gives federal government 24 hours to act on Baton Rouge firm’s controversial gas lease on sacred Montana land[/quote] https://www.businessreport.com/article/judge-gives-federal-government-24-hours...
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It's more now, but the deficit is less later. New REC figures out today for La. - doubleb
From the BR Business Report today- [b]THE BAD NEWS[/b] [quote]Louisiana’s higher education institutions and the Department of Health and Hospitals are both bracing for what could be deep cuts over the next three and a half months. Even after a special session that hosted several tax increases, l...
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Local politicians and Better Together BR are trying to form a hospital district - doubleb
for North Baton Rouge. I think its a good idea. Folks there are not satisfied with the current healthcare situation in their area, and I believe they should have every opportunity to form their own district to take care of their needs. But isn't it ironic that when folks in SBR, who aren't sati...
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It seems half of La. wants to pay more taxes - doubleb
to get more services. https://www.businessreport.com/article/louisianans-support-paying-higher-taxes-cutting-state-spending-lsu-survey-says [quote]Released today, the survey found that about 51% of Louisianans polled are willing to pay higher taxes for the state to spend more on elementary and...
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Jay Dardenne shuts down the government. - doubleb
[quote]Due to continued severe weather and flooding risk throughout the state, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing the closure of all state government offices beginning Thursday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Felici...
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Two cent sales tax increase on the horizon - doubleb
http://theadvocate.com/news/15081260-123/as-budget-options-dwindle-louisiana-legislators-look-at-another-increase-in-sales-taxes I guess no one was hung from the capital lampposts when the clean penny passed so they are shooting for 2 cents now which would be a 50% increase in state sales tax and...
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You guys in Calcasieu Parish, what is your total sales tax rate - doubleb
going to be after April 1 (excluding any state increase)? Am I reading something wrong or is it going up 2% to 11.75%?...
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Trump is being attacked for one reason. - doubleb
You Trump supporters need to chill. Your man is being attacked because he's leading big. What else or these guys going to do? Moreover, Trump has dished out his share and thus helping to make these debate street fights unlike any we've seen before....
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The legislature is trying to hit a moving target. They need to vote fast - doubleb
before it reaches 1 Billion dollars. JBE from an article published in Bayou Buzz 1/26/16 [quote]I would just remind you that in November, the joint legislative committee on the budget met to consider a proposal by Gov. Jindal to eliminate the current midyear problem which at that point stood at...
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Meetings for Nicholson Tram scheduled this week. - doubleb
[quote]As plans move forward for TramLink BR, the streetcar line planned for the Nicholson Corridor between LSU and downtown, the public is being asked to participate in a series of workshops to help determine future development and land use along the proposed 3.4-mile route. The meetings will be...
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We may be broke, but we still can buy business. - doubleb
[quote]Sen. Danny Martiny, R-Kenner, sponsored Senate Bill 1 to allow a special pool of state money -- officially called the Major Events Incentive Program -- to be used to bring all NCAA conference tournaments and championships to Louisiana. [/quote] http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/...
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So we need to invest in communities that have been left behind. - doubleb
That's what Hillary just said. My question is after trillions have been spent by Obama and his administration, why did Obama leave these people behind? Why does Hillary just see the mess Obama has left? Why has she been telling us she wants to continue Obama's work? ...
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So La. is paying more than we are collecting? - doubleb
Advocate front page headline this morning: [quote]One big reason for Louisiana's massive budget gap? State paying more in tax credits than collecting [/quote] What, no ripple effect? Link to article. http://theadvocate.com/news/14920394-123/louisiana-paid-corporations-more-from-credits-than-...
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First JBE was surprised, and now legislators are surprised - doubleb
but folks here knew. First JBE said he was caught by surprise as to the deficit problem with the current state budget, and now we read today legislators are surprised at how Jindal's deal with Tom Benson regarding office space in NO is so one sided. [quote]Legislators on the House Appropriatio...
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