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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
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Posted Mar 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Louisiana's business-lobbying groups are calling a centerpiece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal a multimillion-dollar tax hike on business, pitting the governor against powerful industry leaders in the upcoming legislative session.

Updated Mar 3, 2015 at 8:33 AM

The threat of closure for a 26-year-old business program that helps small businesses apply for government contracts appears to have been averted.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget hasn't eased concerns that Louisiana's colleges could face steep cuts next year because the proposal relies on financing plans that appear far from certain to gain passage with lawmakers.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 9:41 AM

ExxonMobil has paid more than $4.6 million to nearly 2,900 motorists impacted by the company's production of more than 5 million gallons of tainted fuel distributed in the Baton Rouge area in March 2014.

Updated Feb 28, 2015 at 12:28 PM

An online-posting scandal that led to the resignation of a once-popular U.S. attorney will be revived Tuesday in the appeal of a former Louisiana official serving prison time for bribery and payroll fraud.

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM

The state faces a $1.6 billion shortfall in the budget year that begins July 1. The governor’s recommendations for how to close the gap will be unveiled to lawmakers Friday, starting the real back-and-forth over how to shape spending plans for...

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM

A wintry blast dropped up to 4 inches of snow across the northern portion of Louisiana making for hazardous driving conditions.

Posted Feb 22, 2015 at 2:30 PM

To assist its Soldiers in preparing for the demanding Ranger School, the 10th Mountain Division's Light Fighter School has developed a pre-Ranger Course. On Feb. 15, five Fort Polk Soldiers were among 16 graduates of a pre-Ranger course held on Fort...

Updated Feb 22, 2015 at 8:24 AM

According to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), between 2009 and 2012, states cut mental health care budgets by a total of​ $4.35 billion. In 2014 alone, Louisiana cut the Department of Behavioral Health's budget by $27 million...

Posted Feb 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Louisiana has a revenue problem, said State Rep. Mike Danahay in a brief Legislative update to the Vinton Council on Tuesday, February 17.

Posted Feb 16, 2015 at 12:30 PM

The Red-Leg Challenge was a team building exercise and the culminating event of the battalion's “Lieutenant University” training. The training focused on command supply discipline, equipment maintenance, fire support, risk management and...

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