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The ongoing state budget crisis has forced policymakers to scrutinize the importance and contributions of state-supported programs. Two items of utmost importance to the state

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Does Jindal increases ‘taxes’ as he cuts taxes?
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly Bobby Jindal says he is against growing government by revenue — supports tax cuts, opposes tax increases. Yet, the governor has spent most of his time ...
Proposed street name change from St. Claude St. to Henriette Delille St. is cause for debate
By Zoe Sullivan The Louisiana Weekly When people hear that St. Claude Street may have its name change, often the first response is anger.
Remembering Dorothy Mae Taylor: The First Lady of 1300 Perdido St.
By Michael Radcliff The Louisiana Weekly Forty years ago, in the Spring of 1971, a 42-year-old former PTA president, devout Christian and social activist stood proudly, yet trembling, as she took ...
Work is a necessity
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist personal loan bad credit monthly payments I consider myself something of a wordsmith, so I am always amazed in the work of others, especially when they are ...
Feds eye Black unemployment
The United States Department of Labor has released a new report The Black Labor Force in the Recovery. Key findings of the report: • African-Americans or Blacks made up 12 ...
La. senators pass ‘state income tax elimination’ bill with huge caveats
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly A ten-year phase out of the Louisiana’s Personal and Corpo­rate Income taxes passed the State Senate on Tuesday, June 7, but with a twist. The ...
Civil Rights coalition unveils plan to transform high schools
WASHINGTON —The Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE), a diverse coalition of leading civil rights and education advocacy organizations last week released a bold plan to ensure all students graduate ...
Landrieu signs executive order to create Homeless Services Working Group
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday signed an executive order establishing the Homeless Services Working Group — an official Mayoral Advisory Committee — ...

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