Dept. of Ed to give more harsh annual school performance scores
Posted on 11/7/2017 5:47:00 AM.

The state Department of Education releases the 2016-2017 annual school performance scores today and this is the last time schools with be graded on a curve.

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John White to stay on as state Education Superintendent
Posted on 8/17/2017 5:07:00 AM.
Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says we now know that Superintendent of Education John White had no reason to worry about his job. White received a 3 out of four rating from BESE, which is considered effective and proficient. Erwin says clearly there are those who wanted White to lose his job.
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The 2017 legislative session ends today and observers say not much was accomplished
Posted on 6/8/2017 3:03:00 AM.

The 2017 regular session comes to a close today and Capitol observers say not much was accomplished. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says the state has been dealing with budget deficits for the last decade and this was supposed to be the year to address the problem.

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Legislators and governor agree a special session is likely
Posted on 5/25/2017 2:21:00 PM.

Legislative leaders and Governor John Bel Edwards agree another special legislative session is likely to address the state’s looming $1.3 billion dollar fiscal cliff. In July 2018, over a billion dollars in temporary sales taxes expire. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana Barry Erwin says the push to address this latest fiscal problem is not there.

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House to take up proposed gas tax hike
Posted on 5/24/2017 3:16:00 AM.

Today lawmakers in the House are expected to debate raising the state’s gasoline tax for the first time in 27 years. A proposal by Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter would up the tax by 17 cents a gallon. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin says more revenue is needed to pay for better roads.

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Governor Edwards talks about his priorities for 2017
Posted on 12/9/2016 4:36:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards talked about some of his priorities for 2017 during a speech at the Council for a Better Louisiana annual conference. Edwards says his big goal is to ensure the state uses money from the Transportation Trust Fund in the right places, like improving the daily congestion in Baton Rouge near the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge.

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U.S. Senate candidate Troy Hebert files lawsuit over exclusion from TV debate
Posted on 10/3/2016 4:18:00 PM.

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Troy Hebert has filed a lawsuit in an effort to have Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the Council for a Better Louisiana to include more candidates in an upcoming televised forum.

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LSU students face higher fees and fewer courses if budget cuts go through
Posted on 1/25/2016 5:14:00 PM.

LSU System President F. King Alexander warns that students at the Baton Rouge campus will see higher student fees and hundreds of faculty members and courses will be eliminated if there is a 65 million dollar cut in state funding this fiscal year. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says Dr. Alexander is painting a bleak picture for the school…

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Govenor-elect Edwards forms higher ed transition committee
Posted on 12/4/2015 11:31:00 AM.

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards forms a higher education transition committee to make policy recommendations on ways to improve Louisiana’s colleges and universities. Edwards says he wants the state put more money into higher ed and also make it more affordable for students to go to college. More

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Edwards discusses plans for future administration
Posted on 12/2/2015 6:01:00 PM.

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards previews what his administration will seek to do over the next four years. He spoke at the Council for a Better Louisiana’s annual luncheon. Edwards says he will continue to act on his promises made during his campaign and be as bi-partisan as possible to solve the state’s problems.

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