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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Politics and People

STATE CAPITOL (American Press)

STATE CAPITOL (American Press)

It's one problem after another

By Jim Beam/American Press

Here we go again! No sooner did the state get out of one fiscal jam than another reared its ugly head. The budget Gov. John Bel Edwards proposed for the new fiscal year starting July 1 is $440.5 million short of meeting the state’s basic needs. The governor is proposing a $29.7 billion budget, ...

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Sports

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LSU's Newman to sit out season because of elbow

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Fairview kept out of Class B finals for second year

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Scene

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