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Rep. Fleming Doesn’t Expect Sequester Deal; Barksdale Shouldn’t Be Too Hurt

Minden Congressman John Fleming doesn't think there will be a deal in place on the upcoming sequester cuts.  He tells KEEL News that he voted against the original bill, Budget Control Act of 2011, because he knew a day like today would come where Republicans and Democrats cannot come together with a plan to avert the sequester spending cuts.

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Rush Limbaugh on John Kerry, US Secretary of State of Confusion About World Geography

Mark Wilson/Getty Images NewsCheck this out: the new United States Secretary of State of Confusion about world geography.

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Tax Reform Is Aimed at Making Louisiana More Appealing to Business

Governor Bobby Jindal's tax reform plan would rearrange how the state collects its revenue.  The Jindal administration's plan would eliminate personal and corporate income taxes and replace it with an increased state sales taxes.

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Jeff Thompson: Louisiana Health Department ‘Pulled the Trigger Too Quick’ on Destroying Donated Deer Meat

Afternoon news conference scheduled to discuss donated meat replacement...and making sure this never happens again.

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Governor Jindal Uses Patchwork Funding To Balance 2013-14 Budget Proposal

Governor Bobby Jindal released his proposal of the $24.7 billion 2013-14 Louisiana state budget including hundreds of millions of dollars of patchwork funding. The proposal also assumes hefty savings from the privatization of LSU hospitals to make the numbers balance.

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Local School Safety Training – And A Way For Parents To Voice Their Concerns

Don't be surprised to see a lot of activity around a local school today.

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Louisiana’s Tax Reform Debate, Possible Tax On Internet Shopping

Senator Mary Landrieu has joined a coalition of other senators and representatives in calling for a collection of state sales taxes on internet shopping. 

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Fleming & Vitter: Sequestration Likely; Unlikely to Affect Barksdale

March 1st is a big day in Washington: it is Sequestration Day.  It is part two of the fiscal cliff debate.  Part one involved the nation's taxes and now part two involves the nation's spending.  If Congress does not come up with a spending cut plan by that date, automatic spending cuts would take effect, but the Louisiana representation in Washington says Barksdale may not be hurt

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Louisiana Officials React to State of the Union; Possible Minimum Wage Hike [POLL]

Reaction is pouring in from Louisiana lawmakers following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Governor Bobby Jindal says the president "doubled down on failed policies from the past, while outlining his shortsighted vision for the future."

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Mayor Glover Fills Two Staff Openings

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover has named Sherrica Fields as the city's Assistant Chief Administrative Officer and Steven Jackson as Staff Executive Assistant. Both earned master's degrees from LSUS last year --

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