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  • Sheriffs' pay raise bill nears final passage

    May 17, 2012 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal that would give Louisiana's sheriffs a pay raise opportunity is near final legislative passage. New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell's bill would create an "executive management institute" for sheriffs, to teach them management skills and require annual follow-up training. When a sheriff has completed... more »
  • Final passage of school package may be near

    April 5, 2012 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La (AP) - The Louisiana House is expected to soon take up Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed makeover of Louisiana public education. The bills toughen teacher tenure requirements, establish a statewide voucher program for private school tuition and make many other changes to public education. They won the Senate's... more »
  • Revamp pension plans for new teachers received final passage

    June 21, 2010 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to revamp the statewide retirement programs for new hires, particularly rewriting the pension plans for new teachers, received final passage with a 93-3 House vote Sunday. The measure (House Bill 1337) by Rep. Joel Robideaux, I-Lafayette, would restructure the programs for new employees... more »
  • Prohibition On "Cyberbullying" Nearing Final Passage

    May 18, 2010 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A prohibition on "cyberbullying" is nearing final legislative passage, after getting approval Tuesday from a Senate judiciary committee. The House-passed bill by Rep. Roy Burrell, D-Shreveport, would create a misdemeanor crime that bans harassing or intimidating someone under the age of 17 by text message,... more »

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