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: …

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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: …

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Senator JP Morrell Urges Residents to Attend Meeting on N. Rampart/St. Claude Streetcar Project, Construction Set to Begin January 2015

NEW ORLEANS (December 31, 2014) — Senator JP Morrell, who represents the area where the new North Rampart Street/St. Claude Avenue streetcar line will run, is encouraging area residents to attend an informational meeting being hosted by the Regional Transit Authority. It will take place on January 7, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. …

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Senator JP Morrell’s Annual Student Holiday Essay Contest

From Senator Morrell It’s that time of year again- eggnog, twinkle lights, snowmen… and Senator Morrell’s Student Holiday Essay Contest! Students are invited to submit an essay for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab. One winner will be selected from each of the following grade level groups: K-4, 5-8, 9-10, 11-12. The contest …

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Sen. Morrell: Vote YES on School Board Millage

From Ragusa Consulting  Dear Friend, On Saturday, December 6th, please consider voting for the school board millage. The money captured by renewing and re-purposing this assessment will provide funds for the maintenance of all the public schools, new and old, that our children use throughout the city, as well as emergency repairs for these buildings that …

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