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BATON ROUGE (AP) — After warning for months the proposal would be devastating to Louisiana residents, Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils his worst-case scenario budget Monday, which assumes lawmakers will refuse to replace $1 billion in expiring sales taxes and force widespread slashing across state government. The Democratic governor is required to submit a spending plan for the budget year starting July 1 that only accounts for the dollars expected to be available. The proposal won't include temporary sales taxes that expire when the new financial year begins that Edwards wants replaced with...

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10/22/2014
The Lincoln Parish School District has once again scored a “B,” according to the state’s comprehensive report card on school achievement received by the district on Monday. “We are happy we...
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10/22/2014
Cleopatra Mathis, poet and professor of creative writing at Dartmouth College, will read and speak about her poetry at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in room 105 of George T. Madison Hall on the campus of...
10/22/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the...
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10/22/2014
Larry Pannell, head of the music department, head band director and associate professor at Grambling State University recently signed several prints of artist Frank Kelley’s, pictured right, work...
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10/21/2014
Xerium Technologies in Ruston unveiled its new expansion, which allowed them to hire 12 additional employees, during an open house on Monday afternoon. The business, which is located on McDonald...
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10/21/2014
Ruston Police Department is eliciting the help of residents to apprehend a suspect in a shooting which occurred Friday night. Deputy Chief Clint Williams said officers from the Uniform Patrol...
10/21/2014
Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission made history Monday night when it approved the first mobile food vending application made under the city’s amended zoning ordinance. Commissioners unanimously...
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10/21/2014
Choudrant’s John Livingston is well known for his gardening skills. But even Livingston has been surprised by this year’s orca-like okra crop. That’s because he’s harvested enough of the plant to...
10/21/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the...
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10/20/2014
Five area residents and an organization will be honored at the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce annual Community Contributions Banquet Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center. The evening begins at...