Follow the money – With a tight state budget, legislators wonder what we’re getting—and losing—from the state’s 468 exemptions, rebates and credits.


    A bill that former Rep. Jane Smith co-authored in 2009 cost the job of one Jindal Cabinet member. It might also end up costing the state more than $200 million a year. Smith says she just wanted to e…

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