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  1. La. House panel advances $25 billion state budget _lowresRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | The Advocate

    State Rep. J. Rogers Pope, like thousands of south Louisiana residents, suffered major damages in the flood of 2016, including three feet of water in his home and the loss of two vehicles. "We have no flood insurance," said Pope, who returned home Tuesday morning after having to evacuate Friday amid rising water.

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  2. Some parts of St. Tammany recovering from March flood suffer double whammyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | The Advocate

    The Rev. David Doiron, pastor of Savannah Branch Church north of Covington, talks about the church's most recent flooding Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, standing near a pile of food-ruined donations that were given to the church after it flooded in March.

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  3. Grace Notes: Even warring factions agree that state Sen. Troy Brown should goRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | The Advocate

    When John Bel Edwards and John N. Kennedy find themselves on the same page these days, the cause they both espouse must be pretty compelling. State Sen. Troy Brown, accused in two different incidents of domestic violence against two different women, his wife and his girlfriend, should take a joint call for his resignation from the Democratic governor and Republican state treasurer as a strong hint.

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  4. Our Views: Louisiana state Sen. Troy Brown's arrests hamper his Senate roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | The Advocate

    But even by the distressingly lax standards of public conduct that have too often held Louisiana back, the charges against state Sen. Troy Brown are eye-popping. Brown was recently arrested at his Geismar home on a second domestic abuse charge - this time, for allegedly biting his wife.

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  5. Gov. John Bel Edwards calls on state Sen. Troy Brown to resign following second arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | The Advocate

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is calling on state Sen. Troy Brown to resign from office in the wake of a second domestic abuse arrest last month. "Given the serious allegations against him, I do not believe that Senator Troy Brown can continue to effectively serve his constituents," Edwards, a Democrat, said in a statement Tuesday.

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  6. Louisiana's sales tax holiday viewed as 'inefficient,' tax reform group saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS-Gov. John Bel Edwards addresses the media during a press conference after the end of the second special legislative session Thursday. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Senators Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, left, Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, center and Conrad Appel, R-Metaire, right, take a look at the proposed compromise on the spending plan on the last day of the second special second legislative session.

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  7. Sen. Troy Brown suspended from committees after second domestic abuse arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | The Advocate

    Troy Brown, the state senator from Geismar, will be suspended from the four Senate committees he serves on after his second domestic abuse arrest on Sunday, said Louisiana Senate President John Alario. "The only authority I have as president is to suspend him from committee assignments," Alario said from a vacation in Alaska.

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  8. "Incredibly Important" Transportation Study Gets StartedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | The Advocate

    Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday morning Louisiana has a "staggering" backlog of road and bridge needs and more dollars are needed. "You know and I know the Easter Bunny is not going to deliver the transportation projects," Edwards said.

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  9. Rita LeBlanc reportedly says she'll remain part Saints, Pelicans owner 'no matter what happens'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Rita LeBlanc and Renee Benson enter civil district court in New Orleans Monday, June 1, 2015. Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Gayle Benson, Tom Benson and Rita Benson Leblanc take in Hornets media day at the Alario Center in Westwego Monday, October 1, 2012.

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  10. Good idea gone awry? How term limits impact sessions of Louisiana LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2016 | The Advocate

    Lawmakers point to a meltdown during one of the legislative sessions last month - the refusal of House leadership to call for a vote on the bill that would authorize the construction of highways and other state projects - as the prime example of how a political experiment from the 1990s went awry. It was a technical glitch in the bill's wording, but legislators were surprised to learn that the committee chairmen - fellow Democrats who live 15 minutes apart in New Orleans - had not met to figure out a solution.

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  11. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signs budget bill, doesna t veto TOPS funding a schemea he opposesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | The Advocate

    Though he called it bad policy, Gov. John Bel Edwards upheld the front-loaded approach to the TOPS program that aims to give college students full tuition funding for the fall semester and only 42 percent financing for the spring. As the new financial year began Friday, the Democratic governor announced his signing of the budget bill passed by lawmakers in the special session that ended a week ago, to spend the $263 million raised through various tax changes.

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  12. PSC Chairman Clyde Holloway says he may not run for reelection this fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Louisiana Public Service Commission Chairman Clyde Holloway, left, talks with Phillip R. May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, at January 2015 opening ceremonies of Ninemile 6 facility in Westwego. The state's top utility regulator, Louisiana Public Service Commission Chairman Clyde Holloway, said in a prepared statement Wednesday morning that he may not seek reelection this fall.

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  13. Possible big cut coming for TOPS in spring as Louisiana budget deal...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Gov. John Bel Edwards, left, shakes hands with Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, right, after the Senate passed the $263 Million spending bill, HB-69, on the last day of the second special second legislative session. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU President F. King Alexander, ctr, talking with Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, right, w Jason Droddy, left, LSU Exec Director of Policy & External Affairs after the Senate was shown a proposed compromise in spending plans.

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  14. Final day: Gov. John Bel Edwards making last-ditch effort to raise taxes for TOPS, schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Before the Senate convened for the afternoon, Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, second from left, discusses pending legislation with, from left, Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, Peterson, Sen. Gerald Boudreaux, D-Lafayette, Sen. Greg Tarver, D-Shreveport, and Sen. J. P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, Wednesday afternoon June 22, 2016. Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- During personal privilege, Sen. Danny Martiny, R-Metairie, leads the Senate Chamber in a moment of silence for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy that was killed in the line of duty Wednesday June 22, 2016.

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

    Jun 22, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Before the Senate convened for the afternoon, Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, second from left, discusses pending legislation with, from left, Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, Peterson, Sen. Gerald Boudreaux, D-Lafayette, Sen. Greg Tarver, D-Shreveport, and Sen. J. P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, Wednesday afternoon June 22, 2016. Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- During personal privilege, Sen. Danny Martiny, R-Metairie, leads the Senate Chamber in a moment of silence for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy that was killed in the line of duty Wednesday June 22, 2016.

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  16. Senate Finance panel advances budget as clock winds down on special sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | The Advocate

    The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday advanced a supplemental spending plan that would put more money toward higher education and prisons, largely at the expense of funding for local school districts.

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  17. 'Last chance': Louisiana Senate plans one more push to help fill budget gapRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Senate President, John Alario, R-Westwego, left, and House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, right, meet on the Senate floor during during the second special legislative session Tuesday. Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -Senate President, John Alario, R-Westwego, center, meets with Sen. Ronnie Johns, R-Lake Charles, left and Sen. Dale Erdey, R-Livingston, right, on the Senate floor during during the second special legislative session Tuesday.

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  18. Louisianaa s $600 million budget shortfall looks to be more like $800 million, economist saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Gov. John Bel Edwards told reporters Friday that he hopes the Richardson report encourages legislators to raise more revenue. He has been asking lawmakers to close during the special legislative session is actually $800 million.

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  19. Louisianaa s budget deficit growsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | The Advocate

    Louisiana's financial situation continues to deteriorate with a top economist projecting the state to end the fiscal year on June 30 with a $200 million deficit. The report by LSU's Jim Richardson appears to mean the $600 million shortfall that Gov. John Bel Edwards has been asking lawmakers to close during the special legislative session that ends Thursday is actually $800 million.

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  20. Compromise tax measure advances from committee, faces close vote in full HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Louisiana Rep. Malinda White, D-Bogalusa, presented her House Bill 38 to the tax-writing House Ways and Means committee on Wednesday. Gov. John Bel Edwards' effort to raise more money during the special legislative session got new life Wednesday when the Louisiana House tax committee narrowly approved a measure that would raise $113 million for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. House Bill 38 would limit a tax break that goes to the 23 percent of taxpayers who itemize deductions on their federal income taxes.

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