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  1. Funding for some pay raises delayed after Louisiana House speaker objects to budget forecast upgradeRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Advocate

    House Speaker Taylor Barras, left, speaks to Patrick Goldsmith, director of the House Fiscal Division, ahead of a meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Baton Rouge. Barras blocked changes to the state's income forecast, saying it was too soon to increase the projections.

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  2. Political Horizons: Oil prices could play big role in estimating Louisiana's revenue; here's whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Advocate

    Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, left; Senate President John Alario, center; and LSU economist Jim Richardson speak ahead of the Revenue Estimating Conference meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Baton Rouge. All three men are members of the conference, which determines the state's income estimates.

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  3. Dan Fagan: Cameron Henry right to be skeptical of Louisiana's projected revenue increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | The Advocate

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards likes to raise taxes and spend money. He's successfully convinced Republican legislators to raise more than $7 billion in new taxes in the short time he's been governor.

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  4. After tense meeting over possible rosier Louisiana financials, no update to revenue forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | The Advocate

    Just when it seemed fights over Louisiana's state budget had become a thing of the past, tempers flared again at the State Capitol on Tuesday over better-than-anticipated revenue collections. The Revenue Estimating Conference, a panel representing the House, Senate and governor and an independent economist, couldn't reach the unanimous vote needed to upgrade the state's economic forecast - after a proxy member rejected the proposal.

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  5. How a priest accused of abuse preyed on the deaf community in Baton Rouge, New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 | The Advocate

    Served : Holy Trinity; Mater Dolorosa; Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Westwego; Prince of Peace in Chalmette; St. Gerard; St. Henry; St. Lawrence the Martyr in Kenner; Sts. Peter and Paul; St. Piux X in Baton Rouge Details : Howell and his brother, Fr.

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  6. All aboard for Mid-South Model Railroad Club's open houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2018 | The Advocate

    This vivid red-and-yellow model coal train on the tracks in Red River is part of the Mid-South Model Railroad Club's display. The Mid-South Model Railroad Club's train display is detailed down to an unlucky driver, left, getting a ticket.

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  7. Our Views: Mayor Cantrell needs to grab at more than tourism dollars...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2018 | The Advocate

    New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison, center, greets staff as he and Mayor LaToya Cantrell tour the new NOPD 2nd District Facilities in the Gert Town neighborhood on Thursday, October 11, 2018. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison, center, greets staff as he and Mayor LaToya Cantrell tour the new NOPD 2nd District Facilities in the Gert Town neighborhood on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

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  8. Wrongfully convicted by non-unanimous jury, I spent 15 years in prison for crime I didn't commitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | The Advocate

    Glenn Davis Jr. is shown during the time he was incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola after being wrongfully convicted of murder. Photo provided by Glenn Davis.

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  9. Lanny Keller: Looking for swamp to drain? Try these ideas in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | The Advocate

    The innocent believe that the Louisiana State Capitol is a battleground of ideology. But the realists see it as the chessboard, or stock exchange, or lottery of the special interests.

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  10. Special report: This La. politician sank a ride-sharing bill; his close pal sells insurance to cabsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 | The Advocate

    Passengers get out of an Uber onto Frenchmen street in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Louisiana does not have ride sharing laws that allow Lyft and Uber to operate statewide, unlike most of the states.

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  11. Our Views: Shooting ourselves in the financial footRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | The Advocate

    The political grandstanding at the State Capitol dove to a new low this week as State Treasurer John Schroder led an effort to inject gun rights debates into a mundane decision of the State Bond Commission. The result is the possibility that Louisiana taxpayers won't get the best deal on financing of a new highway bond issue, because the commission barred two national banks from offering bids for the work.

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  12. Lanny Keller: John A. Alario says don't block banks from $600 million ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | The Advocate

    House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, applaud after Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the joint session during the opening of this year's third Special Legislative Session to address the state budget Monday June 18, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. With the fire-breathing Republican advocates of the Second Amendment in full cry at the State Bond Commission, did anyone notice who gave them a lecture about what being a conservative means? The guy that 30 years ago would not have been an obvious choice for the William F. Buckley of Louisiana Award: John A. Alario.

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  13. Two arrested for alligator poaching after gator fought back, bit man multiple timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | The Advocate

    An alligator cruises along during the annual Christmas Tree Drop Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in the Bayou Savage National Wildlife Refuge. Members of the Louisiana National Guard 244th Assault Helicopter Battalion, working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, dropped more than 7,000 trees to form a breakwater in the marsh, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

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  14. Louisiana commission blocks two banks from $600 million road plan because of gun sales policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | The Advocate

    State Treasurer John Schroder and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, squared off Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at a State Bond Commission meeting over excluding two banks from work on loans to fund highway projects. Schroder, right, and Alario are shown in this file photograph from December 2017 Bond Commission meeting. 3 comments

  15. Two Louisiana private school tuition assistance programs still growing, but at slower paceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2018 | The Advocate

    Louisiana's two largest programs underwriting private school tuition with public money each both grew modestly last year, but at a slower pace than their early days. In 2017-18, the programs collectively paid full or partial tuition for almost 9 percent of the children attending private school in the state.

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  16. Routine bond vote becomes field for debate on debtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | The Advocate

    In an apparent statement on how Louisiana selects and funds construction projects, the State Bond Commission on Thursday took a routine vote that ensured contractors get paid and turned it into a debate on the capital outlay process. In the end, the board that oversees the state's debt voted 9-4, with one absentia, to replenish escrow accounts with future bond proceeds.

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  17. Clancy DuBos: Finally, a 'special' session of the Louisiana legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | The Advocate

    House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, and Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, applaud after Gov. John Bel Edwards addressed the joint session during the opening of this year's third Special Legislative Session to address the state budget Monday June 18, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. At the end of the day, it didn't have to be so difficult.

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  18. Lawmakers declare victory, but is Louisiana's budget really sound?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2018 | The Advocate

    Welcoming springlike weather, blooming azaleas add a pop of color to the Capitol Gardens dressing up the new State Capitol Building Thursday March 8, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. The ice blue sky and beautiful weather may be the calm before a stormy legislative session that begins at high noon on Monday.

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  19. Third time's a charm? Photos: Yet another Louisiana special session kicks offRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | The Advocate

    The Louisiana Legislature has begun its third special session of the year -- setting off a last-ditch attempt to address the $650 million fiscal cliff the state faces when more than $1 billion in temporary taxes expire at the end of the month. Accompanied by his wife Donna Edwards, Gov. John Bel Edwards enters the House chamber to address the joint session for the opening of this year's third Special Legislative Session to address the state budget Monday June 18, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La.

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  20. How did we get here? A breakdown of what lead to Louisiana Legislature's fourth special sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2018 | The Advocate

    Gov. John Bel Edwards told a news conference in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 5, 2018, that he would call another special session after the Louisiana Legislature adjourned without approving any major revenue-raising measures. The Louisiana Legislature reconvenes Monday for its seventh special session under Gov. John Bel Edwards, and the third this year.

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