The Louisiana Chemical Association filed a lawsuit challenging a measure passed in the last session which would impose a 1 percent sales tax on business utilities and natural gas. Michelle Southern reports…:
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Gas prices are at an all time low for the first time in years around the 4th of July Holiday. Emelie Gunn fills us in on how much we’re saving…
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The Louisiana Federation for Children has found that 91 percent of parents are satisfied with their child’s scholarship school. Scott Carwile reports.
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The Louisiana Chemical Association filed a lawsuit challenging a measure passed in the last session which would impose a 1 percent sales tax on business utilities and natural gas. HCR 8 is a temporary suspension of a 1 cent sales tax exemption on services expected to hit chemical plants hardest. LCA spokesman Rob Landry says it was passed unconstitutionally
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The measure, which went into effect Wednesday, raises more than 100 million dollars and was enacted to balance the state’s budget. Landry says their plants depend heavily on purchased power and natural gas to generate steam, heat and electricity…:
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Landry says the Louisiana Constitution says tax measures must pass both houses by a two-thirds vote and this measure fell short of 70 “yeas” two times. He says they made a major campaign to repeal utility taxes on natural gas in 2008 and since then the plants have seen major growth
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As many travelers hit the road today, they’ll be seeing the lowest gas prices for the Independence Day holiday in years. Gregg Laskoski with GasBuddy.com says when drivers pull up to the pump, they’ll be paying about 95 cents a gallon less than last year.
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Laskoski says we’ll see a steady decrease from now until the end of the summer as long as we are without any weather event that could distrupt the pattern. He says the prices are going down because of the decline in the of crude oil.
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Laskoski says its unusual for prices to peak like this before Memorial Day and continue to decline, yet this happened two out of the past three years.
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The four candidates for Governor were asked during a debate at the Farm Bureau Convention how they felt about the Supreme Court legalizing same sex marriage nationwide. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle says this should issue should have been decided by individual states..:
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Senator David Vitter says this flies in the face of what the citizens of Louisiana said they wanted in the state constitution which is that marriage should be between a man and a woman..:
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Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne says most legal experts would tell you that this ruling did not come as a surprise…:
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Amite Representative John Bel Edwards says the Supreme Court is the body that determines the constitution that is the law of the land and this issue is resolved and it’s time to move on…:
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A recent survey finds that 91 percent of those parents participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program are satisfied with their child’s scholarship school. The scholarship program assists children from low-income families in choosing the school that best fits their needs. President of Louisiana Federation for Children Ann Duplessis says the program also benefits students’ personal and social lives…
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Duplessis says the Federation has conducted previous surveys with similar results, proving the consistency of parental opinions. About 92 percent of parents reported they were happy with their child’s academic performance at the scholarship school. Duplessis says this means the program is working…
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With the continuation of the program, Duplessis says there are many ways to improve, including teaching lawmakers of the importance of letting parents choose their child’s education…
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