LSU Sensory Service Lab looking for people who love to taste food
Posted on 4/22/2017 4:21:00 AM.

If you love to eat, LSU needs your help. The Sensory Services Lab on the Baton Rouge campus is recruiting Tiger Tasters to sample tasty new foods before they hit the shelves. Sensory Services Lab Manager Ashley Gutierrez says the AgCenter works with food companies developing new healthy food items.
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Ashley Gutierrez, LSU AgCenter, Tiger Tasters,

Governor Edwards would like to see Republicans plan to address the fiscal cliff
Posted on 4/21/2017 12:24:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards admits there's not much legislative support for his controversial Commercial Activity Tax, which would raise hundreds of millions dollars to help stave off a looming budget crisis. But Edwards says he's disappointed that an alternative plan hasn't been proposed by House Republican leaders.
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John Bel Edwards, Commercial Activity Tax, House Republican leaders,

TIP survey finds Louisianans concerned about jobs, economy
Posted on 4/21/2017 11:48:00 AM.

A group opposing Governor John Bel Edwards tax plan has paid for a poll that shows a majority of Louisiana residents are concerned about the economy and oppose higher taxes on businesses.
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Kelli Bottgher, Truth In Politics, survey, taxes, jobs, economy

Law enforcement launch Buckle Up in your Truck campaign
Posted on 4/21/2017 10:48:00 AM.

Law enforcement around the state are teaming up in the Buckle Up in your Truck campaign to make sure pickup truck drivers are wearing their seatbelts. Starting today and lasting until next Thursday, expect to see an abundance of police officers looking for passengers in pickup trucks that are not buckled up.
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Jared Sandifer, LSP, Buckle Up in your Truck, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission

Group rallies for criminal justice reform on Capitol steps
Posted on 4/21/2017 10:13:00 AM.

A coalition called Louisianans for Prison Alternatives made their case for criminal justice reform during a rally on the State Capitol steps. Foundation for Louisiana President Flozell Daniels served as a member of the governor’s Justice Reinvestment Task Force and he’s pushing for legislation to reduce the incarceration rate and save the state millions of dollars.
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Louisianans for Prison Alternatives, criminal justice reform, legislative session

U.S. Senators Kennedy and Cassidy push for additional dollars for flood recovery
Posted on 4/21/2017 10:06:00 AM.

U.S. Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy met with a Trump administration official this week about providing Louisiana an additional $2-billion in federal flood aid. Kennedy says they asked the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, to include the $2 billion in a budget bill that needs to pass to keep the federal government running through September.
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John Kennedy, The Great Flood of 2016, Congress, flood recovery

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