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  1. Tobacco settlement sale has little traction among Louisiana legislatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | The Advocate

    When the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee heard testimony that the state budget was short $163.2 million, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols floated a few ideas for raising some of those dollars. For instance, about $27 million could come from unclaimed lottery winnings, she said.

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  2. Following the Louisiana House, now Senate takes its whack at closing state budget deficitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Louisiana Finance Committee Chairman Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, began looking at the state operating budget bill on Memorial Day. The $24.3 billion budget bill passed last week by the Louisiana House is about $163 million short, the Jindal administration told state senators who gathered on Memorial Day to take a first look at the state spending plan for next year.

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  3. Louisiana Senate starts to work on state budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Louisiana Finance Committee Chairman Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, began looking at the state operating budget bill on Memorial Day. The $24.3 budget bill passed last week by the Louisiana House is about $163 million short, the Jindal administration told state senators who gathered on Memorial Day to take a first look at the state spending plan for next year.

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  4. Whistleblower case at Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center leads to one arrest and one lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | The Advocate

    A secretary at the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center who thought her bosses had pegged her as a whistleblower and planned to fire her now faces prosecution for recording her supervisor's conversations without his consent. Meanwhile, the actual whistleblower has sued the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice Commission, which oversees the detention center, claiming management forced her to quit her job as a payroll clerk after she notified the state Office of Inspector General of possible payroll fraud.

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  5. Higher education bills are in the home stretchRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Senate Finance Committee Chairman Jack Donahue R-Mandeville, left, Phyllis Taylor, whose late husband founded the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, and Senate Education Committee Chairman Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, right, spoke in March in favor of legislation designed to better control costs of the popular scholarship program. Donahue and Appel sponsored Senate Bill 48, which the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation helped draft, that would set an amount that would cover tuition for each qualified student annually, but allow the Legislature to vote on whether to raise the amount of the TOPS award each year.

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  6. Key Louisiana House committee approves TOPS bill seeking to nix...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, and Phyllis Taylor, chairman and president of the New Orleans-based Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, testified Wednesday for legislation that would rein in the cost of the popular TOPs award, which pays college and university tuition for qualified students. Though Taylor, whose late husband founded the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, supports the changes, Gov. Bobby Jindal opposes the bill.

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  7. Our Views: Dona t ease standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Advocate

    That's often a sign that the state is either stuck in an ages-old rut or is protecting some interest against competition or efficiencies. Louisiana, alone among all the states, requires a two-thirds vote of both houses of the Legislature and approval of the governor to raise college tuition.

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  8. Registrar of voters revamp shelvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The Advocate

    State Rep. Patricia Smith sidelined legislation Tuesday seeking to end the "life-time" appointment of Louisiana's registrars of voters. Smith shelved a registrars' office revamp in favor of a study resolution after running into trouble in the House and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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  9. Senate approves bill allowing universities, colleges to set tuition, fees, not lawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Advocate

    The state Senate has agreed to a plan to let colleges and universities set their own tuition rates and fees. The proposal, Senate Bill 155 , won overwhelming support in the chamber Monday following a brief discussion and now heads to the House for consideration.

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  10. Senate approves tuition and fee setting bill for collegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana Senate has agreed to a plan to allow colleges and universities to set their own tuition rates and fees. The proposal, Senate Bill 155 , won overwhelming support in the chamber Monday following a brief discussion and now heads to the House for consideration.

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  11. Baton Rouge in Black and WhiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tom Cox, from Oklahoma, takes a photo of the fog shrouded USS Kidd as everything else on the Mississippi River disappears into the fog as the return of warm moist weather made for a foggy downtown area January 12, 2015. ORG XMIT: BAT1501121201010540 Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Kenny Acosta & the Home Reckers perform during the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015, at the Baton Rouge River Center.

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  12. Key Senate panel approves bill that shelves highway aid planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The Advocate

    Without fanfare, a powerful Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would end plans to move about $400 million per year from the state's general revenue fund to one for roads and bridges only. Under the proposal, up to $100 million would be added to yearly transportation spending if state revenue thresholds are met.

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  13. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | The Advocate

    Legislation that aims to give tuition-setting authority to Louisiana colleges and universities is heading to the full Senate for consideration. The bill would ask Louisiana voters to decide by constitutional amendment whether college and university systems should have control over how much students pay to go to college or if that power should remain with the state Legislature.

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  14. LSU students converge on Louisiana Capitol to rally against...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU students Rebecca Chalin, left, of Gretna, Amanda Winters, center, of Mandeville, and Michael Dyson, right, of Covington chant as they march toward the State Capitol with a crowd of concerned university students Thursday, to rally against the higher education budget cuts, after assembling at nearby A.Z. Young Park. Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- State Rep. and gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, lower left, speaks in front of a crowd of LSU students and other concerned university students Thursday at a rally against higher education budget cuts on the steps of the State Capitol.

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  15. LSU students rally at Louisiana CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU students Rebecca Chalin, left, of Gretna, Amanda Winters, center, of Mandeville, and Michael Dyson, right, of Covington chant as they march toward the State Capitol with a crowd of concerned university students Thursday, to rally against the higher education budget cuts, after assembling at nearby A.Z. Young Park. Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- State Rep. and gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, lower left, speaks in front of a crowd of LSU students and other concerned university students Thursday at a rally against higher education budget cuts on the steps of the State Capitol.

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  16. Proposal to scale back governora s records exemption advancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana Senate will consider whether to restrict the broad public records exemptions granted to the governor's office, after claims a six-year-old rewrite of the law has been abused to hide documents that should have been released publicly. Without objection Wednesday, the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee backed Senate Bill 190 by state Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, to add significant limits to a governor's ability to shield records from the public.

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  17. Despite Gov. Bobby Jindal's opposition, bill that might rein in TOPS passes SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Advocate

    Legislation that could rein in the cost of Louisiana's generous TOPS scholarship program won a key victory at the Capitol on Wednesday, despite vocal opposition from Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Senate voted 27-9 to send Senate Bill 48 , which would end the automatic increases in the value of awards college students receive through the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, to the House for consideration.

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  18. Continue reading a 'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD Common Core opponents state Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, left, and former U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness, of Mandeville, visit with teachers and parents visiting the State Capitol Wednesday to demonstrate against the academic standards program. About 200 red-shirted opponents of Common Core are visiting the State Capitol Wednesday to demonstrate for bills that would sideline the national academic standards program.

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  19. Smiley: Long first stepRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | The Advocate

    After I said the story of a guy stepping over a low railing and falling into a swamp might be an urban legend, I heard from Hans Sternberg. Hans says in 1980, when the computer at Goudchaux's new Lafayette branch crashed, their Ohio-based computer company sent three troubleshooters to Louisiana to deal with the problem: "By the time they reached the Atchafalaya Basin, it was pitch dark and raining.

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  20. Legislation reining in TOPS costs clears Senate panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- State Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville, and Phyllis Taylor, chairman and president of the New Orleans-based Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, testified Wednesday for legislation that would rein in the cost of the popular TOPs award, which pays college and university tuition for qualified students. Though Taylor, whose late husband founded the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, supports the changes, Gov. Bobby Jindal opposes the bill.

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