Quarterman's triple double leads LSU to 3rd straight victory
Posted on 2/28/2015 3:09:00 PM.
LSU continued its push to get in the NCAA Tournament as the Tigers defeated Ole Miss 73-63 on Saturday afternoon to improve to 10-6 in the SEC, 21-8 overall.
LSU, Ole Miss, Tim Quarterman, Keith Hornsby, Jarell Martin, Shaquille O' Neal

Lawmakers react to Jindal's budget proposal
Posted on 2/28/2015 12:57:00 PM.
The Jindal administration has said they are willing to scale back 526-million dollars in tax credits for businesses, but Chairman of the republican house delegation, state Representative Lance Harris of Alexandria is disappointed the governor didn’t suggest reeling back some of the film tax credits.
Bobby Jindal, Lance Harris, John Bel Edwards, budget, Grover Norquist

Proposed bill would protect against penalties for Common Core opt-outs
Posted on 2/28/2015 3:58:00 AM.
In two weeks, students will begin Common Core testing and a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that will prohibit penalties if a student decided to opt out of the testing.  Abbeville Representative Bob Hensgens' bill would protect students, schools, and school systems from non-participation penalties.  

Common Core, Louisiana, Bob Hensgens, opt-outs

Jindal administration proposes solutions to budget problems
Posted on 2/27/2015 12:06:00 PM.
The Jindal administration presented a proposed budget today that provides a starting point on how to prevent drastic cuts to health care and higher education, despite a one-point-six billion revenue shortfalll for next fiscal year. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols says they want lawmakers to scale back a dozen refundable tax credits which would save the state 526-million dollars.
Budget, Kristy Nichols. cuts. health care, higher education

Vitter gets endorsement from former President George H.W. Bush
Posted on 2/27/2015 11:41:00 AM.
Republican gubernatorial candidate, US Senator David Vitter, is getting the endorsement of an ex-president.  The Vitter campaign sent an e-mail to supporters announcing the endorsement of former President George H.W. Bush.  

David Vitter, George H.W. Bush, endorsement, Louisiana

This week's cold temps could hamper this weekend's crawfish supply
Posted on 2/27/2015 10:11:00 AM.
This week's wintry weather that hit Louisiana could result in a lower supply of crawfish this weekend.  Mark Shirley, with the LSU AgCenter, says pond water temperatures dropped into the 40's this week, which keeps crawfish from crawling into traps.  

winter, weather, crawfish, Mark Shirley

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