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News roundup: Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal … Bill to derail lawsuits against oil and gas companies in Jefferson, Plaquemines stalls … Effort to restructure BESE appointment process voted down in committee

The great divide: Louisiana Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job. The Associated Press reports the equal pay proposal...

DATE: April 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

War of wills continues between White, Jindal over Common Core

Neither side is budging in the battle between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Superintendent of Education John White over whether the state should continue implementing Common Core State Standards and the testing component aligned with those standards. As...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Education chief: Testing critics don't have plan

Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White says. Gov. Bobby Jindal supports...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Rose Hudson

Rose Hudson

"The most powerful advice that I have received wasn't really directed at me. It came from Ossie Davis in his role as "The Mayor" in the movie Do the Right Thing. He admonishes "Mookie," played by director Spike Lee, "Doctor, always do the...

DATE: April 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Current Issue

HBO taps CFX in 'Game of Thrones' licensing deal

HBO taps CFX in 'Game of Thrones' licensing deal

Composite Effects (CFX), a Baton Rouge company that specializes in silicone masks, special effects and props, has landed a licensing deal with HBO to mass-produce products for...

DATE: April 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

Capitol Views: Spared more cuts, colleges seek stability

Different from past visits to the House Appropriations Committee, public university leaders did not plead for more funding today but, rather, asked for stability in future budgets. This year's executive budget, for the first time in years, allows...

DATE: April 07, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Proposed $40M WISE incentive fund clears first hurdle

Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to create a $40 million incentive fund to direct dollars to high-demand programs that will fill the petrochemical, engineering and manufacturing jobs his administration has drawn to Louisiana crossed its first legislative...

DATE: March 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

The great divide

The great divide

For some within the boundaries of a proposed new city in East Baton Rouge Parish, the plans of the Committee for the City of St. George and Local Schools for Local Children—the group promoting a new school district and backing the...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

Left Behind

Left Behind

Wheeling past the directors' chairs huddled around video village, with her gold bob topping a trim flight attendant's uniform and nearly out of breath from the action scene she just survived—barely—Australian actress Nicky Whelan has an...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

Dinner in the Field returns

Dinner in the Field returns

Slow Food Baton Rouge will celebrate its fourth annual Dinner in the Field April 6 at Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville. The event supports the organization's farm-to-school pilot program "Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge," which emphasizes...

DATE: March 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: News (225)

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