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  1. Story PhotoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2014 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... without shrinking services, by using the "efficiency" recommendations of a consulting firm. Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, pressed for more details about how those cuts would be rolled out across agencies. ...

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  2. Notes from the La. Legislature's regular sessionRead the original story

    May 7, 2014 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... in the transition period. The education board wanted to grade on a curve. An amendment by Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, narrowly added to the bill would scrap the curve and keep schools with the same letter grade they had in the 2012-13 school ...

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  3. House approves freeze on public school letter gradesRead the original story

    May 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... move to Common Core, which has been adopted by 43 states. But House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, successfully sponsored on amendment that says a school district's letter grade could not drop during the two-year period. ...

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  4. Louisiana House kicks down bill to impede use of red light cameras; measure not deadRead the original story

    May 6, 2014 | NOLA.com

    ... 30 and 50 percent of the revenue generated by the automated traffic enforcement systems. Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, who supported the bill, said on the floor evidence that the motive of traffic camera advocates is money-based rather than for ...

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  5. Stolen Backhoe Leads to Three ArrestsRead the original story

    May 6, 2014 | Kentucky State Police

    ... Theft of Farm Equipment, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Criminal Mischief. Louis Reisner, 20 years old from Amite, LA, was charged with Theft of Farm Equipment, Tampering with Physical Evidence, two counts of Criminal Mischief, and TBUT - All ...

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  6. Decision on Episcopal student could be in governora s hands soonRead the original story

    May 5, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... life, arbitration would seem to be a whole lot less expensive venue," Claitor said. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, questioned whether SB633 would actually help Mubungirwa. "I'm at a loss for how this instrument addresses the case," Edwards ...

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  7. Louisiana Senate bill granting divorces earlier to abused spouses moves forward: SnapshotRead the original story

    May 5, 2014 | NOLA.com

    ... period," for victims, said Kim Sport, chairwoman of the United Way public policy committee. Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, said he was concerned, though, that a protective order doesn't necessarily require proof abuse occurred. Morrell answered ...

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  8. Bills side with superintendentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2014 | The Times

    ... audit of their functions found that they were interfering with superintendents' authority. Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, questioned the constitutionality of giving BESE police authority over school boards and he pointed out that sometimes it's ...

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  9. Notes from the La. Legislature's regular sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2014 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    ... under a bill backed by the House in a 55-39 vote Wednesday. The measure (House Bill 703) by Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, would prohibit the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from starting a new charter school in a public school district ...

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  10. House approves bill to restrict state school board's ability to...Read the original story

    Apr 30, 2014 | NOLA.com

    Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, has sponsored a bill that would slightly restrict the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's ability to authorize charter schools.

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  11. Advocate Photo by Michelle Millhollon -- Democratic State Reps. John...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2014 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MICHELLE MILLHOLLON -- Democratic State Reps. John Bel Edwards, of Amite, and Bernard LaBas, of Ville Platte, on Wednesday.

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  12. "Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget."Read the original story

    Apr 28, 2014 | The Big Apple

    ... sponsor and the wife of former Secretary of the Navy Gordon England, "I went to the pouring of the steel down at Amite, Louisiana, and not just myself, but everybody connected in that steel mill, treated that steel with utmost dignity. It was rather ...

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  13. Ascension homeowner catches flatfish in pondRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2014 | Louisiana Sportsman

    ... Rogers noticed some surface activity in the pond behind his Ascension Parish home, which lies on the banks of the Amite across from Port Vincent, so grabbed a rod. His rod was rigged with a Rapala jerk bait, and the associate pastor at Dutchtown ...

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  14. Troopers find cocaine in car during traffic stop in HammondRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... n found 1.4 pounds of powdered cocaine in the vehicle, Marchand said. Drew was booked in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite on possession with intent to distribute cocaine and an unspecified traffic violation.

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  15. Sentence deemed too lenient in slaying, 1st Circuit will give new judge a tryRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... Court of Appeal, in a split decision, ruled Monday that Judge Brenda Bedsole Ricks, of the 21st Judicial District in Amite, abused her discretion Nov. 5 in sentencing Gilmore to a single day in jail with credit for time served. Although trial courts ...

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  16. Amite 100 Poker Run a Dream Come TrueRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2014 | WBRZ

    The Baton Rouge Boat Club is hosting the Amite 100 Poker Run this weekend. Boat Club President E.J. Moore and lifetime member Ron Sanders joined John Pastorek on 2une In Tuesday to talk about the event.

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  17. Bill limits BESE authority to OK charter schoolsRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2014 | Daily World

    ... of the governor's office and charter school supporters to approve House Bill 703 by Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite. The vote surprised opponents, including Stafford Palmieri of the governor's office, the Council for a Better Louisiana and ...

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  18. Bill to limit charter school growth clears House committeeRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2014 | The Advocate

    ... or C under a bill that won narrow approval Wednesday in the House Education Committee. State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite and sponsor of the plan, said the change would reward school districts that are operating well under Louisiana's letter grade ...

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  19. SBA offers disaster help to Miss, La residentsRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2014 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Wilkinson County, and the adjacent counties of Adams, Amite, and Franklin in Mississippi; and Concordia, East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes in Louisiana. Contreras-Sweet says loans of ...

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  20. Hooper Road widening raises concerns for business ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2014 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    ... corridor between Livingston Parish, East Baton Rouge and Central. In a few years, Hooper will be extended to cross the Amite connect in Watson. When that happens, things are predicted to get more congested. The plan for Hooper calls for two lanes in ...

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