For Federal City in Algiers, a New Master Developer Signs On

By Paul Purpura In The Times-Picayune  About a year after the search began for a new master developer for Federal City in Algiers, elected and business officials gathered for a contract signing at the site Thursday. They ceremonially heralded the contract with Vista Louisiana LLC as representing a new phase in the conversion of the shuttered …

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Rejection of Medicaid Expansion Now Second Guessed in La.

By David Hammer in Eyewitness News NEW ORLEANS – The Jindal administration’s call for $225 million to $250 million in state health care cuts has reignited the debate over the governor’s decision to reject about $1.8 billion a year in federal money for expanding Medicaid. State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, fired the first shot …

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State Budget Cuts Looming for Legislature

By Paul Murphy in Eyewitness News  NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana lawmakers are expecting deep budget cuts after the state’s Revenue Forecasting Committee meets next Monday. That’s when the panel is expected to give its latest projection on how much money the state has to spend during the current and next fiscal years. “Obviously, next Monday …

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Morrell to Confront School Reform

From The Drum Newspaper NEW ORLEANS – Senator JP Morrell announced today that he will be resigning his long standing position on the Louisiana State Senate’s Natural Resources Committee to fill the vacant seat on the Senate Education Committee. Morrell’s bold move comes at a contentious time for education in Louisiana. Statement from Senator JP Morrell:Streaming …

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