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

    Yesterday | 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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  2. Lanny Keller: John A. Alario says don't block banks from $600 million ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 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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  3. Two arrested for alligator poaching after gator fought back, bit man multiple timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | 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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  4. Louisiana commission blocks two banks from $600 million road plan because of gun sales policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | 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. 2 comments

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

    Saturday Jul 21 | 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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  6. Routine bond vote becomes field for debate on debtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 19 | 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Violence, 'frequent fighters' spiking in Louisiana's understaffed juvenile lockups, audit findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--The Bridge City Correctional Center in Westwego, La. is seen Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

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  12. The women of 'Claws' ready for more starting Sunday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2018 | The Advocate

    'I mean you think you're just going to have one Hurricane, and then you wake up in somebody's yard,' says Jenn Lyon of living in New Orleans to play the role of Jennifer on 'Claws.' A big party calls for big drama for Carrie Preston as Polly, from left, Jenn Lyon as Jennifer and Judy Reyes as Quiet Ann during a Season 1 episode of TNT's 'Claws.'

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  13. Lanny Keller: Real issues or a fake campaign for Louisiana secretary of state's job?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | The Advocate

    If you want to campaign on God, country and patriotism, the usual stuff, don't run for secretary of state in Louisiana. That's a warning from Kyle Ardoin, the current holder of the job that includes overseeing state elections, among other duties.

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  14. Another special session looms but questions remain; here's what's at risk under current budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | The Advocate

    Louisiana lawmakers are heading into yet another special session, but as the dust settled from a chaotic end to the most recent one, several questions remain. Gov. John Bel Edwards has not yet formally issued a call for a special session, though he has confirmed he intends to before the new budget year begins July 1. "It will be a short, concentrated special session," Edwards said early Tuesday morning, without providing many details.

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  15. How exactly did Harrah's deal fall apart? Questions, key concerns until it was 'too late'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 | The Advocate

    On March 29, Speaker Taylor Barras strode down from his perch overseeing the Louisiana House of Representatives to the microphone on the chamber's floor, opened a folder and began reciting a list of reasons why legislators ought to pass a bill sought by owners of Harrah's New Orleans Casino. Harrah's would spend $350 million to upgrade the casino, Barras said, if lawmakers would do two things: scrap lodging and restaurant restrictions and extend the company's exclusive state operating license for another 30 years.

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  16. Dan Fagan: State leaders stumble, bumble as Harrah's boondoggle goes down in flamesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | The Advocate

    From left, Sen. Jay Luneau, D-Alexandria, Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, and Sen. Jean-Paul Morrell, D-New Orleans, look over amendments to the bill during a hearing on HB553 concerning the Harrah's casino operating contract in the Senate Judiciary B Committee as part of legislative action Monday May 14, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. You never really know what's something's worth until you put it out to bid.

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  17. House, Senate standoff continues over Harrah's casino bill; sticking point is new $20 million paymentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | The Advocate

    An aggressive effort by Caesars Entertainment to extend the state license for the Harrah's New Orleans casino died Friday night, shortly before the Legislature ended the regular legislative session. "It's too late, and it's too complicated," Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, said in an interview Friday night.

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  18. Negotiators will attempt to resolve Louisiana House, Senate standoff...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | The Advocate

    The House and Senate appear headed toward a showdown on the Harrah's casino bill on Friday in what could be the final day of the regular legislative session. The face-off was triggered when House Speaker Taylor Barras, in a risky move, won unanimous approval from the state House on Thursday to reject the Senate's version of the casino legislation, House Bill 553 .

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  19. Prospects for Harrah's casino bill are "iffy" before key vote MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | The Advocate

    An illustration slide from a Harrah's presentation named "Harrah's New Orleans Next Gen Master Plan" shows how a 24-story hotel. An illustration slide from a Harrah's presentation named "Harrah's New Orleans Next Gen Master Plan" shows how a 24-story hotel.

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  20. Model train show set May 12 in Baton RougeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | The Advocate

    Part of the Mid-South Model Railroad's train display includes a scene of first responders on the tracks near Bunkie. 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.

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