According to The Board of Regents 2023 report, Louisiana’s high school dual enrollment participation increased for a third consecutive year. Teiko Foxx explains…
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Governor Jeff Landry has removed a job creation requirement for manufacturers to receive a significant property tax break. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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For the third straight year, the number of Louisiana high school students taking college courses while in high school has increased. More than 32 thousand students enrolled in courses at colleges during 2022-2023, a 13 percent increase over the previous year. Higher Education Commissioner Doctor Kim Hunter Reed says more students and families are seeking early pathways to success.
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The Board of Regents 2023 report reveals participation in career and technical fields increased to a level exceeding pre-pandemic enrollments.
Nearly 60 percent of high school seniors graduate with early college experience. She says minority student participation has increased over three years by seven percentage points.
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Hunter-Reed says they are committed to dual enrollment opportunities for all students. She points out a virtual instruction program is accessible to students in underpopulated parts of the state.
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To access more information on dual enrollment for high school students, visit Ladualenrollment.com.
LSU men’s basketball took down another Top 25-ranked team last night as the Tigers rallied from 15 points down in the second half to beat 17th-ranked Kentucky 75-74 on a buzzer-beating shot by Tyrell Ward. Coach Matt McMahon says it’s a great character win…
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McMahon says taking better care of the basketball led to the second half rally…
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Ward scored the winning bucket on a tip-in as he took a pass from Jordan Wright who was falling out of bounds along the baseline. McMahon says it was an amazing ending
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LSU is now 6-7 in the SEC after back-to-back wins over nationally ranked South Carolina and Kentucky.
Governor Jeff Landry signs an executive order that keeps a big property tax break in place for manufacturers, but it removes the job creation requirement that was added during the Edwards’ administration. Landry says the job creation requirement only created bureaucratic red tape
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But the faith-based group, Together Louisiana, says the change to the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program is just a gift for corporations. They say local governments will lose millions in tax revenue for a tax break that will not lead to more jobs. But Landry says removing the job requirement is about capital investment…
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Landry is keeping a change made by former Governor John Bel Edwards that businesses have to pay at least 20-percent of the taxes owed for the first ten years and then 100-percent after ten years. The current governor says the tax exemption only needs approval from one government entity in a parish, instead of multiple…
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There are three bills sponsored by Kenner Republican Debbie Villio that will gut the 2017 Justice Reinvestment Initiatives and drastically reduce a prisoner’s opportunity for early release. In House Criminal Justice, Villio advocated for House Bill 9 that eliminates parole eligibility for crimes committed after August 1st of this year.
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Former Gretna Representative Joe Marino attended the House Criminal Justice Committee hearing on the bill to speak against it. He says the 2017 reforms are beginning to work but the main hurdle is that prisoners in parish jails are not provided rehabilitative services to reduce recidivism. He says eliminating parole and forcing prisoners to serve 85% of their sentence…
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Marino says there’s proven that data showing rehab programs work and that severely limiting one’s opportunity for parole doesn’t….
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The bill passed in committee on a 9-5 vote and heads to the House floor.