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

    Monday Jul 25 | 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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  2. Sen. Troy Brown suspended from committees after second domestic abuse arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | 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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  3. "Incredibly Important" Transportation Study Gets StartedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | 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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  4. Rita LeBlanc reportedly says she'll remain part Saints, Pelicans owner 'no matter what happens'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | 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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  5. Good idea gone awry? How term limits impact sessions of Louisiana LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | 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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  6. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signs budget bill, doesna t veto TOPS funding a schemea he opposesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | 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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  7. PSC Chairman Clyde Holloway says he may not run for reelection this fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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    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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  11. 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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  12. '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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    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. State Senate President John Alario said Tuesday that he will make a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to raise $88 million more to help fill the budget shortfall identified by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Gov. John Bel Edwards appears well short of new tax revenue he'd like ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | The Advocate

    Gov. John Bel Edwards appears well short of new tax revenue he'd like Legislature to raise; Plan B: Spending cuts Midway through this month's special legislative session, Gov. John Bel Edwards seems likely to raise no more than $450 million of the $600 million of new tax revenue that he says is needed, and even reaching that amount presents a major challenge. The Louisiana House has raised only about $225 million so far, but its leadership has agreed to have the Ways and Means Committee hear a measure on Wednesday that would produce another $115 million by limiting a federal tax deduction taken on state returns mostly by upper-income taxpayers.

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  18. Fixes for Girl Scouts, other exemptions held hostage as Louisiana...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | The Advocate

    Fixes for Girl Scouts, other exemptions held hostage as Louisiana legislators angle on taxes; Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax bill to get another shot? Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Leaders of various factions in the Louisiana House huddle Monday evening negotiating how to bring up a key tax bill that deals with the ability to use itemized federal tax deductions to reduce what taxpayers owe on their state returns. The state Senate leadership decided Monday not to restore a tax break for the sale of Girls Scout cookies or for tickets to high school football games - until the Louisiana House raises more money.

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  19. Fixes for Girl Scouts and other exemptions held hostage as legislators angle on taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD -- Leaders of various factions in the Louisiana House huddle Monday evening negotiating how to bring up a key tax bill that deals with the ability to use itemized federal tax deductions to reduce what taxpayers owe on their state returns. The state Senate leadership decided Monday not to restore a tax break for the sale of Girls Scout cookies or for tickets to high school football games - until the Louisiana House raises more money.

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  20. John Bel Edwards, legislative leaders observe a moment of unitya in memory of Orlando victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | The Advocate

    About 100 people, including Louisiana leaders, gathered at the State Capitol on Monday to pray for the victims of the deadly terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend. At least 50 people were killed and another 53 injured during the attack at Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning -- the nation's worst mass shooting in history.

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