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Competing Mississippi ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bills have key differences

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Judiciary, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, State Government  /  No Comments

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There are differences between a pair of Blue Lives Matter bills in the Mississippi Legislature, the key one being the Senate version adds first responders to the state’s hate crime law.

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Court ruling endangers Louisiana charter schools

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Education Blog, Louisiana  /  No Comments

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A state appeals court ruling has put funding at risk for more than 30 of Louisiana’s 148 charter schools. AP reports that those schools’ were funded via a formula that distributes money to local districts. Earlier this week the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal said it was a violation of the state constitution to […]

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Two New Orleans schools lose their charters

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  Education Blog, Louisiana  /  No Comments

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The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has pulled the charters of two New Orleans schools and approved or extended nine others.

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Sadow: Gov. Edwards puts adults ahead of children in education

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  Education Blog, Louisiana  /  No Comments

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In a recent opinion piece, Jeff Sadow argues that Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is putting adults ahead of children when it comes to education reform.

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Proposed dolphin regulations could have seismic impact on oil drilling

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Federal government, General, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

The nation’s oversupply of oil means lower gas prices for American households, but for businesses that rely heavily on the drilling industry in the Gulf of Mexico it’s a vastly different story. “In a good year, we might be able to clear $3 million by working a lot,” said James Spalt, owner of Cape Coastal […]

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Mississippi film subsidies surpass $10 million mark

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Business Tax Fraud, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Mississippi taxpayers spent more than $10 million on film subsidies in 2016, more than double what was spent last year.

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