Ardoin drops first ad of the Sec. of State's race
Posted on 10/15/2018 1:37:00 PM.

The first ad of the Secretary of State’s race is out, and despite being a nominally non-partisan position, the ad is chock full of red meat for conservatives. It’s being aired by Interim Secretary Kyle Ardoin.

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LSU fined $100,000 for fans storming the field after Georgia win
Posted on 10/15/2018 12:44:00 PM.
LSU will have to open up its wallet, because the SEC has fined the school $100,000 because the fans rushed the field following the Tigers upset victory over Georgia. The league prohibits fans from coming on the field following the game. 
Athletic Director Joe Alleva shares the conference’s concerns for safety, but linebacker Michael Divinity appreciated Tiger Nation’s passion. 
LSU, rushing the field, fined, SEC

DOTD: Sunshine Bridge to be closed months, not days
Posted on 10/15/2018 11:48:00 AM.

State transportation officials said Monday afternoon that the damaged Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish will be closed for months. It’s been closed since Friday morning when a barge with a large crane, slammed into the 54-year-old bridge causing extensive damage.

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Legislative Auditor finds lax child care standards in Louisiana
Posted on 10/15/2018 11:08:00 AM.

The Legislative Auditor says there’s some problems with child care standards in Louisiana. Auditor Krista Baker-Hernandez says the state is lacking many of the nationally recognized regulations on child care, such as our core licensing standards…

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COLA increases incoming for Social Security
Posted on 10/15/2018 2:24:00 AM.

Social Security beneficiaries are in for a 2.8 percent cost of living bump to their monthly checks next year to combat inflation. It’s the largest cost of living increase in some time. AARP Associate State Director of Advocacy Andrew Muhl says that’s extra cash in the pocket of 70 million Americans.

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Rises in Tuition Jeopardizes College Access for Low-Income Students
Posted on 10/14/2018 12:17:00 PM.

According to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Louisiana has slashed state funding to higher education by more than 40 percent in the last decade, which is the highest in the nation. That means rising tuition costs for students. Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed says that makes it tough on low-income families.

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